Pleasant weather. A fresh breeze from the S.W. The Captain intends to go to Spain to search the ship and see if he can find the leak. At twelve o clock We were according to our agreement <at> 180 leagues from Cape Finister.
“Friday 3d.,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 28, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/03-01-02-0001-0002-0003. [Original source: The Adams Papers, Diary of John Quincy Adams, vol. 1, November 1779 – March 1786, ed. Robert J. Taylor and Marc Friedlaender. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981, p. 8.]