From the office this afternoon I went with Townsend to his lodgings, and there past a couple of hours; after which I went in to Mr. Tufts’s, spend the remainder of the evening, and supp’d there. I found Mr. I. Smith there, and conversed with him upon the subject of the late disturbances at college. He hinted to me, that one of my brothers, had been much irritated, and that he was suspected of being peculiarly active upon some of the late occasions.1 I hope however there was no just ground for their suspicions.2
2. Beginning on this date and continuing until 31 Dec., JQA also wrote in another Diary, designated by the Adams’ editors as D/JQA/13, consisting of line-a-day memoranda written on blank pages in his copy of Fleet’s Pocket Almanack and Massachusetts Register for 1788, description begins A Pocket Almanack...Calculated Chiefly for the Use of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts...To Which is Annexed, The Massachusetts Register [title varies], Boston: T. and J. Fleet, 1779-1800; 22 vols. description ends Boston, . This leather-bound volume, measuring 3¼ × 5½, also contains notes from JQA’s readings and lines of poetry. These entries occasionally add some small detail to the fuller entries contained in D/JQA/12. Significant additions are mentioned in the notes.