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15th. (Adams Papers)
A very bad cold, has prevented my studying much, this day. In the morning we finished reciting in Reid. We went over more than 300 Pages at this recitation. The next book we are to study, is Burlamaqui, which is said to be very good. I made tea for the Club. Bridge had a small dispute with me, upon the nature of Physical Causes. He thought the effects produced by sensual Appetites, could not...
I am sorry I could not have the pleasure of Seeing you and Col l Smith when you did me the favour to call upon me. I found I could not Stay in the House, and therefore fled to Sydenham, leaving my Nephew and other friends to manage a business that I could not think of without being overpower’d. Tho’ the event has been long expected and was indeed, in the circumstances of the late dear...
3[Diary entry: 5 October 1786] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 5th. Mercury at 70 in the Morng.—72 at Noon and 68 at Night. A good deal of Rain fell in the Night; & a great deal in the course of this day (with the Wind from the So. East & sometimes very high) which occasioned very high tides, and high freshes. At home all day.
Letter not found: from Rawleigh Colston, 5 Oct. 1786. On 10 Nov. Colston wrote GW : “I had the honour of writing your Excellency on the 5th of October last.”
In consequence of my being Assured by Mr Rawleigh Coulston that the right of a Judgment Obtained against Mr William Ireland Junr in the General Court of Maryland in May last, as my Security in a Bond granted to your Excellency in November 1774 for two Tracts of Land I purchased at the sale of the Estate of George Mercer Esquire; I have sold to that Gentleman, among other property one of those...
I recd. yesterday your favour of the 2d. inst: which makes the 3d. for which my acknowledgments are due. The progression which a certain measure seems to be making is an alarming proof of the predominance of temporary and partial interests over those just & extended maxims of policy which have been so much boasted of among us and which alone can effectuate the durable prosperity of the Union....
I have passed the night in so much pain that I have not closed my eyes. It is with infinite regret therefore that I must relinquish your charming company for that of the Surgeon whom I have sent for to examine into the cause of this change. I am in hopes it is only the having rattled a little too freely over the pavement yesterday. If you do not go to day I shall still have the pleasure of...
I am very, very sorry indeed, and […] for having been the Cause of your pains in the [Night]; Why would you go? And why was I not more friendly to you and less to Myself by preventing your giving me the pleasure of your Company? You repeatedly said it wou’d do you no harm, I felt interested and did not insist. We shall go I believe this Morning, Nothing seems redy, but Mr. Cosway seems More...