Adams Papers

Thurdsday [12 October].
[from the Diary of John Adams]

Thurdsday [12 October].

Examined the Laws of this Province concerning Pads,1 Cattle, fences &c. and read in Gilbert. This small volume will take me a fortnight, but I will be master of it.

1Pad: “A path, track; the road, the way. Orig. slang, now also dial.” (OED description begins The Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford, 1933; 12 vols. and supplement. description ends ).

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