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You will imagine that the place from which I now write you has been thus named by us; but so it...
227th. (Adams Papers)
No reciting this morning. I was employed all day in studying mathematics, which are the most...
324th. (Adams Papers)
Snow’d all night, and this forenoon. I attended meeting all day: Mr. Hilliard preached, but not...
411th. (Adams Papers)
This day completes my twentieth year: and yet I am good for nothing, and cannot even carry myself...
We received your short Letter of 19 November written just as the pilot from the mouth of the Elbe...
624th. (Adams Papers)
One of the breast plates was broke, and we were obliged to send it a mile and half to be mended...
717th. (Adams Papers)
This day, the Bridge over Charlestown Ferry was compleated, and as the same day 11 years agone,...
831st. (Adams Papers)
A cold north-east storm. Reading and writing all day. Wrote a letter to my mother, and one to my...
926th. Wednesday. (Adams Papers)
Stay’d at home all day. Mr. Artaud dined at Mr. Rimbert’s. In the afternoon Mr. D. went and took...
I have for many Months made it a rule, to enclose to you a Newspaper, every week, and I have...
1131st. (Adams Papers)
Election day. This is a day of great festivity throughout the Country. The last Wednesday in May,...
1230th. (Adams Papers)
Mr. A. met Mr. Jefferson, at Paris, in the forenoon. 31 The Marquis de la Fayette was here in the...
1314th. (Adams Papers)
Dined at Lincoln, and immediately after dinner we again proceeded on our journey and by 5...
Last week I sent you a number of the Monthly Theological Repository, containing some Speculations...
1516th. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
Stay’d at home all day. Mr. D. went to the court Comedy to see a Russian play. Stormy windy weather.
1621st. (Adams Papers)
This day the Seniors leave, College; there is no recitation in the morning, and prayers are...
1711th. (Adams Papers)
Paris Afternoon. Coll. Humphreys and Mr. Short, went with us to see Astley’s equestrian exercises...
184th. (Adams Papers)
I began this day to translate the Eclogues of Virgil. What a difference between this Study, and...
1930th. Sunday. (Adams Papers)
In the forenoon Mr. D went to Mr. Wolff’s. In the afternoon I went and took a ride with him. Fine...
206th. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
Stay’d at home all day. Mr. D rode out in the afternoon. Pretty good weather.
Doctor Johnson somewhere says that a short letter to a distant friend is a sort of insult; but I...
2220th. Saturday. (Adams Papers)
This forenoon Mr. Wolff came to see Mr. D. Mr. D. went and took a ride in the afternoon. I went...
23Saturday July 1st. 1786. (Adams Papers)
The military company, having obtained a promise of 60 stand of arms, met immediately after...
24[27th.] (Adams Papers)
Friday dined with the Abbés at Passi.
2510th. Saturday. (Adams Papers)
Finish’d Cicero’s oration pro Marcello. In the afternoon I went to the shops with Mr. Artaud. Mr....
26Tuesday March 1st. 1785. (Adams Papers)
Coldest weather we have had this year. Reaumur’s thermometer at 8 degrees below the freezing...
Mr. Church proposes to embark on board the british Packet, which is to sail to-morrow. He has...
28Tuesday[7th]. (Adams Papers)
Dined at Mr. Tracy’s and went in the evening to see la métromanie , and Crispin Rival de son...
I received in September last, your favour of 11. July preceding, which was brought by Mr: Jones,...
3027. (Adams Papers)
Thanksgiving day. Dull weather.
After a detention of twenty days at Helvoetsluys, and a pleasant passage of twenty four hours...
I now Sit down with an intent to give you an account of the Place I dind at yesterday doctor...
This Letter is to introduce to your acquaintance and to recommend to your kind attentions and...
I am always happy to find an opportunity of conversing with you, as we cannot verbally do this it...
It is sometimes said that suspense is worse than the certainty of evil—But it is a hard relief...
3617. (Adams Papers)
Snow storm. Went to Salem. Supp’d at Amory’s.
Captain Bates arrived here yesterday morning, from Amsterdam, and has lent me a number of...
38[January 1782] (Adams Papers)
Began to read Hume’s history of England. David Hume, The History of England, from the Invasion of...
In answer to your Letter of yesterday I readily agree that the board of my two Sons residing with...
I John Quincy Adams of Boston in the County of Suffolk and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Esquire,...
I have received only one letter from you—that of 25. Novr: since I left you—And none from any of...
I return the enclosed letter according to your desire, painfully regretting, that I can not...
M r Thomas Munroe Jun r a young man of estimable character, and highly respectable family and...
Our Sons John and Charles are come home from school this morning, to spend the Michaelmas...
This morning Pappa went out and came back again at about eleven o clock. At about two o clock...
4624th. (Adams Papers)
Charles went to Boston this morning, and brought me back some letters from Europe. I went in the...
4721. (Adams Papers)
Heard Mr. Andrews, preach. Bouscaren. Mr. Carter.
On the 22d. of September, the day upon which I entered on the Execution of the duties of my...
I wrote you the letter of which a copy is enclosed on the very day of my dear wife’s...
As you may possibly not come here before the 18th I write to know, if I must leave these lodgings...