Adams Papers

[Samuel Cooke’s Bills for Board.]
[from the Diary of John Adams]

[Samuel Cooke’s Bills for Board.1]

The Honble. John Adams Esqr. to Saml. Cook Dr.
Augst. 24th. To Boarding your Lady & Self 3 days £0: 12:
To 3 days Keeping yr. Horse 3:
£0: 15:

Received the Contents in full for my Brother Saml. Cooke

The Honble. John Adams to Samll. Cooke junr. Dr.
To boardg: 6 days @ 2/ £0: 12. 0
To breakfasting & dining 4 persons @ 9/ 3.
To keeping your horse 4 nights @ 1/ 4.
£0. 19

Received the above in full Saml. Cooke junr.

1M-Ar: vol. 210, where it is followed by the second (undated) bill from Cooke, printed here without a separate caption. Cooke’s was presumably in Watertown, where JA was attending the Massachusetts Council. AA was with him there from the 22d through the 24th (AA to Mercy Otis Warren, 27 Aug., MHi). In a list of Council members and their expenses authorized for payment on 11 Sept. JA is stated to have attended Council nine days during the first session of the new General Court (M-Ar: vol. 164).

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