88. John Quincy Adams Diary
Newburyport, 20 December 1787 (excerpt)1

… Captain Wyer was here in the evening. He was he says an enthusiast for liberty in 1775 but finds it all a farce; he is now, no less an enthusiast; and he may chance to find his present object, which is different enough from Liberty more tragical than merry. …

1. MS, Adams Family Papers, MHi. Printed: Allen, JQA Diary, II, 331.