Wasted the Day, with a Magazine in my Hand. As it was Artillery Election, it seemed absurd to study, and I had no Conveniencies, or Companions for Pleasure either in Walking, riding, drinking, husling, or any thing else.
“June 2d. Monday.,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 28, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/01-01-02-0005-0002-0002. [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. 131.]