Rode as far as Smelt Brook. Breakfasted, made my fire and am now set down to Van Muyden in Earnest. His latin is easy, his definitions are pretty clear, and his Divisions of the subject, are judicious.
“Thurdsday [2 November].,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 28, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/01-01-02-0003-0002-0002. [Original source: The Adams Papers, Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, vol. 1, 1755–1770, ed. L. H. Butterfield. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1961, p. 57.]