Adams Papers



Pickman returned this day from Salem, where he has been for ten days past.

I began to read Wood’s Institutes;1 a book written upon a similar plan, to that of Blackstone; but much inferior in the execution.

I took a long walk this evening alone, musing and contemplating upon a subject which at this time engrosses all my attention.

1Thomas Wood, An Institute of the Laws of England; Or, The Laws of England in TheirNatural Order, According to Common Use..., London, 1720.

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