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President John Adams: See You at the Bar

John_adamsYesterday we wrote about George Washington and the 1700s bar scene in Rye. In 1774, another man destined to be an American President, John Adams, visited Rye and stayed at the Square House on his way to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

Adams lived outside Boston in Quincy, Massachussets and the Boston Post Road was the main road between Boston and New York City.

The_declaration_of_independence(PHOTO: Painting is John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence. Adams is on the left in the group of five in front of the desk) Adams mentioned his visit to the Square House in handwritten notes. A reproduction of those notes was included at a 2006 exhibit at the Square House called "Danger and Division: Rye During the Revolution".

Adams served as our second President.


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