Notice of Honorary Degree from Harvard College
[1 April 1783]
At a meeting of the President & Fellows of Harvard College April 1, 1783.
Voted, that the Diploma for a Doctorate of Laws, conferred on his Excellency John Adams Esqr, some time since, be immediately engrossed, and the Seal enclosed in a Silver Box.1
Joseph Willard Presdt
RC (Adams Papers).
1. For the history of JA’s honorary doctorate, which had been voted in July 1781 and announced on 19 Dec. 1781, as well as the diploma, seal, and silver box, see the Descriptive List of Illustrations, No. 9, above.