Adams Papers

29 Aug.
[from the Diary of John Adams]

29 Aug.1

30 Wednesday. Mr. Vanberckle2

31 Thursday. Mr. Crommelin opde Keyzers Gragt.


1 Fryday. Mrs. Chabanels.

3 Sunday. M. De Neuville, De Neuville

[6] Wednesday. Bicker3

[7] Thursday.

[10] Sunday. Cromelin

[12] Tuesday. Grand

[13] Wednesday. Chabanell

[14] Thursday. De Neufville

1This list of engagements appears on the last page but one of D/JA/32. The entries may or may not have all been put down on 29 Aug.; space was left for insertions between those that do not fall on successive days.

2Engelbert Francois van Berckel (1726–1796), pensionary of Amsterdam, an early enthusiast in the American cause, and younger brother of Pieter Johan van Berckel, who became the first minister from the Netherlands to the United States, 1783 (Nieuw Ned. Biog. Woordenboek description begins P. C. Molhuysen and others, eds., Nieuw Nederlandsche Biografisch Woordenboek, Leyden, 1911–1937; 10 vols. description ends , 4:109–111; 2:128–129).

3Henrick Bicker (1722–1783), an Amsterdam merchant who in the following month advised JA on his first steps to secure a Dutch loan to the United States and who proved to JA “a sincere friend and faithful counsellor, from first to last” (Johan E. Elias, De vroedschap van Amsterdam, Haarlem, 1903–1905, 1:361; JA, Corr. in the Boston Patriot description begins Correspondence of the Late President Adams. Originally Published in the Boston Patriot. In a Series of Letters, Boston, 1809[–1810]; 10 pts. description ends , p. 171).

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