Diary of John Adams, volume 1

June 20th. 1761.

July 7th. 1761.

Saturday June 20th. 1761.<a xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" href="#DJA01d322n1" class="note" id="DJA01d322n1a">1</a> JA Saturday June 20th. 1761. Adams, John
Saturday June 20th. 1761.1

I have been interrupted from Reading this Institute ever since Feby. Amidst the Dissipations of Business, Pleasure, Conversation, Intrigue, Party &c. what mortal can give Attention to an old latin Institute of the Cannon Law? But it is certainly worth while to proceed and finish it, as I have already been 2/3 thro it.


This second entry so dated is from D/JA/4, JA’s desultory record of studies. The “Institute” here mentioned is Lancelotti’s compilation of canon law; see entries of 27 Jan., above, and 17 Oct., below.