Sir if you will be So good as to favour me with a Blank book I will transcribe
the most remarkable occurances I mett with in my reading which will Serve
to fix them upon my mind.
John Quincy. Letter to John Adams, June 2, 1777. Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts
Historical Society. Published in Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 2: June
1776 - March 1778 (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,
1963). Pages 254-255.