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1 Adams, John Quincy [November 1779] 1779-11-01 Titlepage and cover for JQA ’s early Diary, designated D/JQA/1 by Adams editors to indicate the...
2 Adams, John Quincy [Titlepage and Cover] 1779-11-01 Titlepage and cover for JQA ’s early Diary, designated D/JQA/1 by Adams editors to indicate the...
3 Adams, John Quincy [Revised Titlepage] 1779-11-12 Revised titlepage located on the inside front cover of D/JQA/1. This titlepage and the first page...
4 Adams, John Quincy 1779 November Friday 12th. 1779-11-12 This Morning at about 11 o clock I took leave of my Mamma, my Sister, and Brother Tommy, and went...
5 Adams, John Quincy Saturday 13th. 1779-11-13 To day at about 1 o clock Pappa, and my Brother Charles, came to town, and at about 5 o clock we...
6 Adams, John Quincy Sunday 14th. 1779-11-14 This morning a great number of Gentlemen came on board, and amongst others Col Johonnot, with a...
7 Adams, John Quincy Mond 15th. 1779-11-15 This morning a brig and a schooner went out I suppose after wood to the eastward. About 8 o clock...
8 Adams, John Quincy Thursday 18th. 1779-11-18 Yesterday and day before there was nothing remarkable only that all day yesterday there was a...
9 Adams, John Quincy Friday 19th. 1779-11-19 12 o clock. The Gale continues. Nothing else remarkable. 6 o clock. The wind has abated a great...
10 Adams, John Quincy Saturday 20th. 1779-11-20 This morning about 6 o clock spy’d a sail about 2 miles of f . We sent the courier de L’europe to...
11 Adams, John Quincy Sunday 21st. 1779-11-21 Nothing remarkable to day except calm all day. 6 o clock. It begins to freshen. We go about 3...
12 Adams, John Quincy Monday 22d. 1779-11-22 A fresh breeze all day from the SSE. The Captain says we are about fifty Leagues from the Grand...
13 Adams, John Quincy Tuesday 23d. 1779-11-23 The weather is very much like that of the Bank. The Courier has taken two fish. At twelve o clock...
14 Adams, John Quincy Wednesday 24th. 1779-11-24 This morning the Courier lost herself in the fog but at about ten o clock we found her again. I...
15 Adams, John Quincy Thursday 25th. 1779-11-25 This morning about nine o clock the courier lost her foretopmast. About twelve o clock she got it...
16 Adams, John Quincy Friday 26th. 1779-11-26 This Morning a very fresh breeze from the N.W. 7 o clock. We now go 12 knots an hour; every face...
17 Adams, John Quincy Saturday 27th. 1779-11-27 I could not write any more yesterday because a Gale of wind came on which hinder’d me but to day...
18 Adams, John Quincy Sunday 28th. 1779-11-28 6 o clock. Calm and cloudy. 9 o clock. It begins to freshen. 6 o clock P.M. A very fresh breeze....
19 Adams, John Quincy Mon 29th. 1779-11-29 The ship is very leaky. The passengers are all called to the Pump four times per day. 8 o clock...
20 Adams, John Quincy Tues 30th. 1779-11-30 To day a middling breeze from the S.E or SSE. At 12 o clock to day being at the Pump there being...
21 Adams, John Quincy [December 1779] 1779-12-01 We housed all the Guns to day because she rolled a great deal. A fresh breeze from the S.S.E....
22 Adams, John Quincy 1779 December Wed 1st. 1779-12-01 We housed all the Guns to day because she rolled a great deal. A fresh breeze from the S.S.E....
23 Adams, John Quincy Thur 2d. 1779-12-02 A fresh breeze from the South. Continual Squalls thunder and lightning. 6 o clock PM. The weather...
24 Adams, John Quincy Friday 3d. 1779-12-03 Pleasant weather. A fresh breeze from the S.W. The Captain intends to go to Spain to search the...
25 Adams, John Quincy Satur 4th. 1779-12-04 A middling breeze from the SW. This afternoon about four o clock a land Bird came a hovering over...
26 Adams, John Quincy Sun. 5th. 1779-12-05 A middling breeze from the S.W. We replaced our guns. We took in the Main, and forsails in order...
27 Adams, John Quincy Mon 6th. 1779-12-06 This morning my brother Charles look’d out of Pappa’s window and said he saw a flock of Wild...
28 Adams, John Quincy Tuesday 7th. 1779-12-07 Last night about nine o clock we saw a number of fish. We could not tell what they were; some say...
29 Adams, John Quincy Wednes 8th. 1779-12-08 This morning about half after four o clock we saw a sail. At about seven o clock we could see her...
30 Adams, John Quincy Thursday 9th. 1779-12-09 This morning My Pappa, Mr. Dana, Mr. Allen, Mr. Thaxter, Sammy Cooper, my brother Charles, and...
31 Adams, John Quincy Friday 10th. 1779-12-10 This forenoon I took a walk about the town but saw nothing worth remarking. At about half after...
32 Adams, John Quincy Saturday 11th. 1779-12-11 This forenoon a Captain of one of the french men of War came and very politely invited me on...
33 Adams, John Quincy Sunday 12th. 1779-12-12 This morning I went to the French Consuls to ask him if he went to day. He said that it blew so...
34 Adams, John Quincy Monday Evening 13th. 1779-12-13 Very rainy all this day. It is impossible to go to Coronna to day. 10 o clock. I have been to the...
35 Adams, John Quincy Tuesday 14th. 1779-12-14 The French consul was here last night (he is to go to Coronna with us). He told us that he would...
36 Adams, John Quincy Wednesday 15th. 1779-12-15 This morning at 5 o clock the Consul’s servant came and wak’d us up. We dress’d and drank a cup...
37 Adams, John Quincy Thursday the 16th of December. 1779-12-16 This morning I took a walk about the town to see and found that it was a much more pleasant town...
38 Adams, John Quincy Friday 17th. 1779-12-17 This morning I went to see the tour de fer (as the French call it and the spaniards Tour...
39 Adams, John Quincy Saturday 18th. 1779-12-18 This morning I went to the French Consul’s and from there to the Governor’s of this place. We saw...
40 Adams, John Quincy Sunday 19th. 1779-12-19 This forenoon we all went to the Consuls where we dined. There were 16 Gentlemen 51 dishes, and...
41 Adams, John Quincy Monday 20th. 1779-12-20 Very rainy all this forenoon. This morning Pappa, Mr. Dana, Mr. Allen and Mr. Thaxter went to...
42 Adams, John Quincy Tuesday 21st. 1779-12-21 This forenoon Sammy Cooper Charles and I went to the Consul’s in order to go a Gunning. The...
43 Adams, John Quincy Wednesday 22d Of December. 1779-12-22 Rain’d all day with intermissions. At about 3 o clock PM we went a Gunning with Flamand. We got...
44 Adams, John Quincy Thursday 23d Of December. 1779-12-23 A good day. At about 11 o clock we saw a Sail and at one o clock we saw a nother one of which...
45 Adams, John Quincy Friday 24th. 1779-12-24 This morning a Spanish 80 Gun Ship went out of this harbour. At about 10 o clock the Consul came...
46 Adams, John Quincy Saturday 25th. 1779-12-25 This is a great day with the Roman Catholics. “Fete de Nouailles” Christmas. However I find they...
47 Adams, John Quincy Sunday 26th. 1779-12-26 This Morning Mr. Lagoanere came to our lodgings and told us that we should go at one o clock and...
48 Adams, John Quincy Sunday 26th. 1779-12-26 Their were three Carriages all drawn by Mules, two at each carriage and each carriage carries two...
49 Adams, John Quincy Monday 27th. 1779-12-27 This morning at six o clock our ears were assaulted by “Tis time to get up.” If the Guide had not...
50 Adams, John Quincy Tuesday 28th of December. 1779-12-28 This morning we got up at 6 and were stirring at 8. Mr. Dana, Mr. Allen, and Mr. Thaxter rode on...