Extract from the Diary of John Quincy Adams
|February 16. 1807|
The President was less cheerful in his manners than usual, but told some of his customary staring stories. Among the rest, he said that before he went from Virginia to France, he had some ripe pairs sewed up in tow bags, and that when he returned six years afterwards, he found them in a perfect state of preservation; self-candied.