No reciting this morning. I was employed all day in studying mathematics, which are the most pleasing to me, of any of our studies. Spent, a couple of hours at Bridge’s chamber after dinner. Rain in the Evening.
“27th.,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 28, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/03-02-02-0001-0003-0027. [Original source: The Adams Papers, Diary of John Quincy Adams, vol. 2, March 1786 – December 1788, ed. Robert Taylor J and Marc Friedlaender. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981, pp. 39–41.]