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1 Adams, John Quincy 27th. 1786-05-27 No reciting this morning. I was employed all day in studying mathematics, which are the most...
2 Adams, John Quincy 24th. 1786-12-24 Snow’d all night, and this forenoon. I attended meeting all day: Mr. Hilliard preached, but not...
3 Adams, John Quincy 11th. 1787-07-11 This day completes my twentieth year: and yet I am good for nothing, and cannot even carry myself...
4 Adams, John Quincy 24th. 1785-08-24 One of the breast plates was broke, and we were obliged to send it a mile and half to be mended...
5 Adams, John Quincy 17th. 1786-06-17 This day, the Bridge over Charlestown Ferry was compleated, and as the same day 11 years agone,...
6 Adams, John Quincy 31st. 1787-07-31 A cold north-east storm. Reading and writing all day. Wrote a letter to my mother, and one to my...
7 Adams, John Quincy 31st. 1786-05-31 Election day. This is a day of great festivity throughout the Country. The last Wednesday in May,...
8 Adams, John Quincy 30th. 1785-01-30 Mr. A. met Mr. Jefferson, at Paris, in the forenoon. 31 The Marquis de la Fayette was here in the...
9 Adams, John Quincy 14th. 1785-09-14 Dined at Lincoln, and immediately after dinner we again proceeded on our journey and by 5...
10 Adams, John Quincy 21st. 1786-06-21 This day the Seniors leave, College; there is no recitation in the morning, and prayers are...
11 Adams, John Quincy 11th. 1785-02-11 Paris Afternoon. Coll. Humphreys and Mr. Short, went with us to see Astley’s equestrian exercises...
12 Adams, John Quincy 4th. 1785-10-04 I began this day to translate the Eclogues of Virgil. What a difference between this Study, and...
13 Adams, John Quincy Saturday July 1st. 1786. 1786-07-01 The military company, having obtained a promise of 60 stand of arms, met immediately after...
14 Adams, John Quincy [27th.] 1784-08-27 Friday dined with the Abbés at Passi.
15 Adams, John Quincy Tuesday March 1st. 1785. 1785-03-01 Coldest weather we have had this year. Reaumur’s thermometer at 8 degrees below the freezing...
16 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 3 August 1785 1785-08-03 Mr. Church proposes to embark on board the british Packet, which is to sail to-morrow. He has...
17 Adams, John Quincy Tuesday[7th]. 1784-09-07 Dined at Mr. Tracy’s and went in the evening to see la métromanie , and Crispin Rival de son...
18 Adams, John Quincy 27. 1788-11-27 Thanksgiving day. Dull weather.
19 Adams, John Quincy 17. 1788-12-17 Snow storm. Went to Salem. Supp’d at Amory’s.
20 Adams, John Quincy 24th. 1788-04-24 Charles went to Boston this morning, and brought me back some letters from Europe. I went in the...
21 Adams, John Quincy 21. 1788-12-21 Heard Mr. Andrews, preach. Bouscaren. Mr. Carter.
22 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 18 May 1786 1786-05-18 I received this afternoon your No. 11 and I never received a letter which caused such a variety...
23 Adams, John Quincy 14th. 1788-05-14 I walk’d with Thompson up to Mrs. Atkins’s. The old Lady is gone to Boston to spend a fortnight....
24 Adams, John Quincy 17th. 1787-10-17 This day a regiment of foot, and a troop of about 60 horse-men paraded, and were review’d by...
25 Adams, John Quincy 4th. 1788-06-04 Walk’d into Newbury in the evening with Thompson; and we returned through Joppé, by a different...
26 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 21 May 1786 1786-05-21 I am now much more at my disposal, with respect to my Time, than I was at Haverhill, and can...
27 Adams, John Quincy 24th. 1787-02-24 Committee met again at Mr. Ware’s chamber; after reading all the letters, I was requested to...
28 Adams, John Quincy 21st. 1787-10-21 I attended Mr. Carey in the forenoon, and went with Putnam to hear Dr. Tucker in the afternoon....
29 Adams, John Quincy 24th. 1786-01-24 Went over, with my Cousin and brother Charles, to dine with Mr. Allen at Bradford. A lame foot...
30 Adams, John Quincy 14th. 1787-03-14 Was employ’d almost all day, in thinking upon the subject of my conference; wrote a few Lines,...
31 Adams, John Quincy 14th. 1786-02-14 Snow’d all the morning. Young Mr. Willis arrived from Boston, and informed us that a vessel will...
32 Adams, John Quincy 4th. 1787-04-04 Employ’d great part of the day in collecting the theses. I have now as many as I shall want...
33 Adams, John Quincy Thursday November 1st. 1787. 1787-11-01 I attended in the morning, and in the afternoon at the setting of the supreme Court. Judge Dana,...
34 Adams, John Quincy 4th. 1786-03-04 Eliza, spent the day at Mr. White’s. Mr. Thaxter was here in the Evening. The weather very mild:...
35 Adams, John Quincy 26th. 1787-09-26 Attended court the whole day. Little was done in the forenoon except calling over the cases. But...
36 Adams, John Quincy 28th. 1786-03-28 Mr. Williams, this day, gave us, the first Lecture, upon Experimental Philosophy. It was upon the...
37 Adams, John Quincy 4th. 1786-04-04 The Seniors this morning, had a forensic disputation, upon the Question, whether a democratical...
38 Adams, John Quincy Wednesday November 1st. 1786. 1786-11-01 We returned through Boston, to Cambridge. The road from Charlestown was full of carriages coming...
39 Adams, John Quincy 29th. 1785-11-29 The Ladies, went in the afternoon, to pay what is called, the wedding visit to Mrs. Woodbury: a...
40 Adams, John Quincy 30th. 1787-09-30 Although I had not last night, been guilty of an excess so far as to be intoxicated, yet I had...
41 Adams, John Quincy [April 1787] 1787-04-01 Attended meeting the whole day, to hear Mr. Hilliard; and had moreover the supreme felicity of...
42 Adams, John Quincy 19th. 1785-12-19 Finished the first book of Horace’s Odes. I went in the afternoon, and pass’d the Evening, at Mr....
43 Adams, John Quincy 26th. 1786-08-26 Rainy weather all day. I had a number of the Class at my Chamber in the Afternoon. Immediately...
44 Adams, John Quincy 23d. 1785-12-23 Mr. Thaxter return’d from Exeter Court, (where he went last Tuesday) and dined with us. Mrs. Shaw...
45 Adams, John Quincy 16th. 1786-09-16 Copied off my Forensic for the Exhibition, and prepared it, to carry for Approbation to the...
46 Adams, John Quincy 30th. 1786-08-30 The Society met, this morning at Packard’s Chamber agreeable to their Resolution. Mr. Paine...
47 Adams, John Quincy 16th. 1785-05-16 I went to bed immediately on my arrival; rose at about 10 in the morning, sent a man to find out...
48 Adams, John Quincy 6th. 1786-10-06 A stormy day. Very unwell, especially in the former part of the Day. I have had several Times...
49 Adams, John Quincy 20th. 1786-09-20 This Evening, immediately after prayers, the President inform’d us that the Government, and...
50 Adams, John Quincy 15th. 1785-06-15 Still a fine wind. Yesterday, we ran 50 leagues, and in all probability we shall not do less to...