Wednesday June the 20th 1781.
This morning I went to Mr. Sigourney’s to carry the English news Papers to him, din’d at home. After dinner I went with Mr. Dana to take a walk, we went to Commodore Gillon’s, he was not at home, but as we were returning, we met him, and Mr. Dana went to his house again with him, and I return’d home.
Chapter 4th. §: 14th.1
1. Here follows, on about two and one-quarter pages in the Diary, JQA’s transcription of Dutch “inland navigation, canals, and manner of travelling,” from Guthrie, Geographical Grammar description begins William Guthrie, A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; And Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World..., London, 1779. description ends , p. 404.