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[Diary entry: 12 August 1770]

12. Rid to Belvoir after Dinner to see Sir Thos. Adams who was sick there.

Adams’s frigate, the Boston, returned to Hampton Roads without him, while he tried to recover his health at Belvoir. He rejoined the vessel in early September and sailed her soon afterwards to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he died in October (Va. Gaz., P&D, 6 Sept. and 18 Oct. 1770, and R, 1 Nov. 1770).

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