Adams Papers

22 Monday.
[from the Diary of John Adams]

22 Monday.

A fair but cool morn. Mounted for Boston, arrived about 11 o’clock, went to friend Wm. Belchers, drank a bowl of punch, dined at my Uncle Sympsons,1 rode to Cambridge, drank Tea with Tom Went-worth. Spent the Evening partly at Hills Chamber, partly at Slewmans [Sluman’s], and partly at Trumbles [Trumbull’s] and partly at Harry Hills. Lodged with John Hill.

1Nathan Simpson, a blacksmith of Boston, who in 1740 had married Mary, sister of Susanna (Boylston) Adams, JA’s mother (NEHGR description begins New England Historical and Genealogical Register. description ends , 7 [1853]:146, 150).

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