Prepared everything for the journey. In the afternoon pappa went to Dr. Franklin’s for a Passport.1
1. At this time American ministers were empowered to issue passports to Americans traveling in the country to which they were accredited (Adams Family Correspondence description begins Adams Family Correspondence, ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1963- . description ends , 4:xv).
“Wednesday 26th.,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 28, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/03-01-02-0002-0003-0002. [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. 35.]