Adams Papers

[from the Diary of John Adams]


Began Octr. 12th, in Pursuance of the foregoing Plan to transcribe from Brightlands english Grammar, Answer’s to Mr. Gridleys Questions for that Grammar.

I have begun too, to compare Dr. Cowells Institutes of the Laws of England, with Justinians Institutes of the Laws of Rome, Title by Title, that each may reflect Light upon the other, and that I may advance my Knowledge of civil and common Law at the same Time.1

1There are no more entries in D/JA/4 until 14 Nov. 1760, and very little in the form of correspondence or other papers survives to fill the gap between the present entry and that of 26 May 1760, from a different MS booklet, which follows.

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