April 1756. 1 Thurdsday.
A very rainy Day. A little Snow.1
1. On this day JA wrote a remarkable letter to his classmate Charles Cushing, who was then keeping a school in Newbury, on the choice of a profession. Extracts are printed in JA, Works description begins The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: with a Life of the Author, ed. Charles Francis Adams, Boston, 1850–1856; 10 vols. description ends , 1:29–30, 32; a complete text is in MHS, Procs. description begins Massachusetts Historical Society, Collections and Proceedings. description ends , 46 (1912–1913):410–412.