75. John Quincy Adams Diary
Newburyport, 9 December 1787 (excerpt)1

… we sat half an hour. below with Mr. Thompson. Parson Spring was there; and we conversed upon the topic which is now prevalent. the federal constitution. I came home early and wrote a long letter to Mr. Cranch.

1. MS, Adams Family Papers, MHi. Printed: Allen, JQA Diary, II, 327.