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Mr. Etter was so good as to come this morning and inform me that his Sons would go to Salem...
I Congratulate you upon the fine weather we have had since your absence; if it has been as...
In the Name of God Amen. The Eighth day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven...
41772. Novr. 21. (Adams Papers)
Next Tuesday I shall remove my Family to Boston, after residing in Braintree about 19 Months. I...
I received your obliging Letter at New York, and it was peculiarly acceptable to me and my...
6Wednesday. May 22. 1771. (Adams Papers)
At Plymouth. Put up at Wetheralls, near the County House—lodged with Mr. Angier, where we had a...
7[December 1773] (Adams Papers)
Last Night 3 Cargoes of Bohea Tea were emptied into the Sea. This Morning a Man of War sails....
Gridley. Marriage is of the Law of Nations. Justinian extends it, even to the Brutes. The Court...
91771. Saturday June 1st. (Adams Papers)
Spent the Day at Worcester in Riding about with Mr. Putnam to see his Farm. He does what he...
10November 5th. 1762. (Adams Papers)
The Cause of Jeffries Town Treasurer of Boston and Sewal and Edwards and several others being...
11[March 1774] (Adams Papers)
Last evening at Wheelwrights, with Cushing, Pemberton and Swift. Lt. Govr. Oliver, senseless, and...
121774. Septr. 12. Monday. (Adams Papers)
Attended my Duty on the Committee, untill one O Clock, and then went with my Colleagues and...
131774 Tuesday. Octr. 4. (Adams Papers)
Dined with Mr. Alexander Wilcox, with all the Delegates from N. York, and several other...
1426 Thurdsday. (Adams Papers)
Fair cold morning. An extream cold Day.
151761. Friday [6] Feby. (Adams Papers)
I have now almost finished the first book of Peter Lancelotts Institute, which first Book is...
16[March 1756] (Adams Papers)
Wrote out Bolingbrokes reflections on Exile. For JA ’s lifelong study of, and his extensive...
1716 Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
Sat out for Uxbridge, arrived about 12, dined. Rode to Aldridges after Mr. Webb, and brought him...
186 Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
A fair Day. Drank Tea at Coll. Chandlers, and fixt a Letter for Cushing, Wentworth, Dalton, Lock...
19April 5th. 1754. (Adams Papers)
The theory of the Ballance, scales, steel-yard &c. and all and the 3 species of lever’s continued...
20June 25. 1770. Boston. (Adams Papers)
Blowers . In the Reign of Richard the 2d. or Henry 6th. you may find Precedents for any Thing....
2120 Saturday. (Adams Papers)
After breakfast, rode to my Uncle Hunts, dined there, came Home, went to see my Aunt Owen, drank...
Blowers. Libel, claim, 15 Car. 2, c. 7, §.6. Hillman, and Cato. Certificates. Goods claimed,...
2310 Saturday. (Adams Papers)
A raw cold day. The man to whom Nature has given a great and Surprizing Genius, will perform...
24[December 1765] (Adams Papers)
How great is my Loss, in neglecting to keep a regular Journal, through the last Spring, Summer,...
Braintree, October–November? 1758. Printed: JA, Earliest Diary The Earliest Diary of John Adams ,...
26Aug. 11th. 1769. Fryday. (Adams Papers)
Mr. Tudor came, for the first Time and attended the Office, all Day, and paid me £10 St.—In the...
27[21] July 1766. (Adams Papers)
Monday after Commencement. Last Saturday, I accidentally found a curious Volume, which Oaks...
2815 Fryday. (Adams Papers)
At Colledge, a Clear, warm morning, and so Continued.
Braintree, post 17 May 1759. Printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography Diary and Autobiography of John...
30Novr. 14th. 1760. (Adams Papers)
Another Year is now gone and upon Recollection, I find I have executed none of my Plans of study....
3119 Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
At Colledge, a very warm morning, at 11 Disputed on this question (viz) systema Copernicanum est...
32[Jonathan Sewall, 1759] (Adams Papers)
Sometime in 1761 or two Mr. Samuel Quincy with whom I sometimes corresponded, shewed to Mr....
33Thurdsday [26 October]. (Adams Papers)
Went in the morning to wait on Mr. Prat. He inquired if I had been sworn at Worcester? No. Have...
34[1765–1767] (Adams Papers)
On the 14 day of July of this Year 1765, Mrs. Adams presented me with a Daughter and in her...
Woods. Inst. 675, middle. “The Confession of the Defendant to private Persons, or to a...
I this Evening delivered to Mr. Field, a Declaration in Trespass for a Rescue. I was obliged to...
I have written but once to you since I left you. This is to be imputed to a Variety of Causes,...
38June 20th. 1774. Monday. (Adams Papers)
At Piemonts in Danvers, bound to Ipswich. There is a new, and a grand Scene open before me—a...
3916 Fryday. (Adams Papers)
A fine morning. A large white frost upon the ground. Reading Hutcheson’s Introduction to moral...
40[December 1760] (Adams Papers)
I am beginning a Week and a month, and I arose by the Dawning of the Day. And by sun rise had...
41[December 1769] (Adams Papers)
At my Office reading Sidney. I have been musing this evening upon a Report of the Case of the 4....
42Monday Jany. 13th. 1766 (Adams Papers)
At Boston, the Inferiour Court of Common Pleas opened. Present Mr. Wells, Mr. Watts and Mr....
The two last Months have slided away. I have written a tedious Examination of Brattle’s...
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurdsday, Fryday, Saturday, Sunday 4–9 March .
45[1766?] (Adams Papers)
Q uery . The Service done by Tommy Hutchinson, for the Province, for which he had a Grant of 40£....
Soon after I got to Boston, at Jany. Court Mr. Fitch came to me upon Change, and told me, that...
47Thurdsday June 19. (Adams Papers)
I have been the longer in the Arg umen t of this Cause not for the Importance of the Cause...
48[February 1761] (Adams Papers)
I have now almost finished the first book of Peter Lancelotts Institute, which first Book is...
49Saturday [12 or 19 July]. (Adams Papers)
I find upon Examination, that a Warrant of Attorney given by an Infant is void; so that, if you...
Assumpsit. Sometimes signifies not only a Promise but an Actual Undertaking of the Business, an...