, Newburyport, MA

May 21, 2013

This Day in History

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1788, Newburyport law student John Quincy Adams writes in his diary: “I went up with my flute to Stacey’s lodgings, our general headquarters. About a quarter before twelve, Stacey, Thompson, Putnam, with a couple of young lads by the name of Greenough, and myself sallied forth upon a scheme of serenading.”

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury