Adams Papers

1760. June 26. Thurdsday.
[from the Diary of John Adams]

1760. June 26. Thurdsday.

Feel indifferently well after my yesterdays walk and sail. I have begun to read the Spirit of Laws, and have resolved to read that Work, thro, in order and with Attention. I have hit upon a Project that will secure my Attention to it, which is to write in the Margin, a sort of Index to every Paragraph.1

1JA had at least sampled the Spirit of Laws earlier; see Summer 1759, above, and note 19 there.

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