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January

1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy ... 1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris ... 4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy The forenoon discourse from Acts XXVI. 22. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue ... 2 January 1786 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Yes! My Dear Sister, Mr. and Mrs Allen are just gone from here, and carried away my Betsy ... 2 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy At about half past 7 this morning, a slight shock of an Earthquake, was felt here. It lasted ... 3 January 1786 Smith, Elizabeth Storer to Adams, Abigail Notwithstanding the unconquerable aversion I ever had to writing I cannot forbear taking up ... 3 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy A heavy Snow storm, all day. Not less I imagine, than two feet fell, upon a level. Mr. ... 4 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy It has not yet cleared up, but no Snow fell this day. In the Evening I went down to Mr. ... 5 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy It snow'd again almost all day. Mr. W. White, and Leonard, came, and pass'd an hour here, in ... 5 January 1786 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail I have to thank you for your Communications of Sept and Octob. which came to Hand. And I ... 6 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went down in the Evening and was a couple of hours at Mr. White's. They were to have had ... 7 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Bartlett's. There were 15 persons at Table, of whom I was not acquainted with ... 8 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Adams, the Minister of another Parish, belonging to this Town changed with Mr. Shaw, and ... 9 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Was all day at home, and in the evening, closed my Letter to my Sister, as the Post goes for ... 10 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Leonard White came up in the morning, and proposed to me, to make one of a small slaying ... 10 January 1786 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton A Boston paper which reachd us by way of Newyork informd me of the Death of my dear Aunt 3 ... 11 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished in the forenoon, the second Book of the Cyropaedia; which I began, the 2d. of this ... 12 January 1786 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail I wrote to you last Week by Capt Lyde, expecting that He would have sailed the next Day. I ... 12 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Began in the forenoon upon the third book of the Cyropaedia; Eliza Duncan, Miss Stevenson ... 13 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. Payson pass'd the afternoon here. A Daughter of Mrs. Sargeants who was a Coquettish ... 14 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy I was up late last Night, to finish the fourth book of Horace's Odes; and found my Eyes, ... 15 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snowy weather all day. We attended however both the meetings. The forenoon text was from ... 16 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy The gentlemen left us this morning for Portsmouth. The weather very cold. At home all day. ... 17 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy An extreme cold day. I regretted much, not having my thermometer with me, to see the ... 17 January 1786 Baldwin, Edward to Adams, Abigail Understanding that through the means of some improper and unjust Conduct in your Servants ... 18 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy The severest day we have had this Season. Did not stir out of the house, all day. Nancy, ... 19 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Cold has not been so violent this day, as the two former. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw, Miss Nancy ... 20 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy A Number of Ladies, drank tea here, and Judge Sargeant also. I went with Mr. Thaxter and my ... 21 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished the Epodes of Horace, and the third book of Xenophon's Cyropaedia. There is no poem ... 22 January 1786 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy I have taken my pen, to frame an appology to you my Dear Brother. There are so many that ... 22 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Weather has softened so much, that, it thaw'd last Night, and has, all this day. We had ... 23 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Began upon Homer's Iliad, in the morning, and got through 50 lines. This author would be ... 24 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went over, with my Cousin and brother Charles, to dine with Mr. Allen at Bradford. A lame ... 25 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dined with my Cousin, and brothers at Mr. White's; the young Captain was there, a youth, who ... 26 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy This morning my Cousin and Brother left us, to return back to Braintree. The late thaw has ... 26 January 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith A mr Anstey who is appointed by the British Goverment to visit the different States; for the ... 27 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished the first book of the Satires, and began, the 2d. These I find no difficulty in, as ... 28 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. Shaw went over to Bradford in the afternoon, and pass'd it at Mr. Allen's. Read Locke, ... 29 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Allen preach'd here to day. In the morning from Matthew VI. 33. But seek ye first the ... 30 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Rain'd almost all day. Finish'd the first Book of Homer's Iliad, which is far more ... 31 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Began upon the 4th Book of the Cyropaedia. The wind at about noon, shifted to the North ...

February

1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy ... 1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris ... 4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Slept none last Night. Felt unwell all day. Went in the evening to Mr. White's but nobody ... 2 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Lecture day. Mr. Adams, Mr. Allen, and Master Parker, dined here. I did not go. In the ... 3 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Drank tea at old Mrs. Marsh's. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw have, a very high opinion of this Person; ... 4 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Osgood's in a large Company. 16 persons, at table. Mr. Larieu, a frenchman, and ... 5 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy A Snowy day. ... 6 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished the 4th. Book of the Cyropaedia; I shall have no more to do with this author while ... 6 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, William Although I have been writing a long Letter to Charles, I still must find something to say to ... 7 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Drank tea, and spent the evening at Mr. Payson's. His lady, who has had two daughters by a ... 8 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy At home all day. Mr. True, was here all the afternoon. There is something extraordinary ... 9 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Miss Nancy, finally left us, this afternoon; and is going to board at Mr. Israël Bartlett's. ... 9 February 1786 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy This my Brother is the day appropriated for the celebration of the Queens Birth day. It ... 9 February 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail The vacancy is up and our Sons are just return'd to their Studies at college. Were they ... 10 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Thaw'd all day. The winter seems in some measure, to be gone; very little snow remaining on ... 11 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Eliza spent the day at Mr. White's; went down and drank tea there, with Mr. Thaxter, who was ... 11 February 1786 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas Col. Humphries talks of leaving us on monday. It is with regret I assure you Sir that we ... 11 February 1786 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas the Louis I parted with at 20 shillings ... 12 February 1786 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail Times without number have I been questioned on the history you communicated to me just ... 12 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Howe, preached us two Sermons from John III. 3. Jesus answered and said unto him, ... 13 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. and Mrs. Allen, came over and dined here. They carried away my Cousin with them. She ... 14 February 1786 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Mr Smith informed me last Evening of an opportunity of writing by Way of N York and as I ... 14 February 1786 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Yours My Dear Niece, of October 2d came safe to hand, and as I read, I could not but admire ... 14 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd all the morning. Young Mr. Willis arrived from Boston, and informed us that a vessel ... 15 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy The weather, very mild; it thaw'd all day. Spent the Evening at Dr. Saltonstall's; the first ... 16 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Thaxter and Miss Nancy dined here. The latter appeared very different from when she ... 16 February 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, Charles Your Letters of october 23 and your last by capt Lyde gave me great pleasure, and the ... 16 February 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Captain Lyde is arrived to our no small joy and brought us a charming parcel of Letters, ... 17 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Began the 4th. Book of the Iliad. Here again the despicable beings, the Heathens made of ... 18 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy All day within; the weather uncommonly mild. Mr. Thaxter spent the Evening and supped here. ... 19 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Evans preach'd in the forenoon from Luke XV. 18. 19. I will arise and go to my father, ... 20 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd almost all day. In the evening I went over to Bradford, with my brother. Eliza, ... 21 February 1786 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton Captain Lyde arrived a week ago, and yesterday, he and mr Jenks dinned with us. By the ... 21 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy The weather cleared up in the Night; somewhat cold, and very windy. Mr. Evans set off in the ... 22 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. and Mrs. Allen, and Eliza, stopp'd here on their way to Kittery, at about half after 8. ... 23 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Shaw went to the funeral of Mr. Wingate, formerly a Minister at Boxford. A Mr. and Mrs. ... 24 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Another Snow storm; almost all day. Closed the Acts, in the Testament, and began the Romans. ... 25 February 1786 Adams, Abigail to Smith, William Stephens Last evening col Forrest sent a servant with a Letter addrest to me, but upon opening it, I ... 25 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Very pleasant, all day. A curious Event happened, at the last Assembly: a misfortune befel ... 26 February 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith To you I am largely indebted for domestick intelligence and many valuable Letters. I have ... 26 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had this day two very good Sermons, from II. Kings XXII. 20th. Behold therefore I will ... 27 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished the 5th book of the Iliad; containing, the gallant actions of Diomedes, who drives ... 28 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Company to dine. Assembly Night. Went, with Eliza, but did not dance. There were 27 Ladies ...

March

1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris ... 1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy ... 4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy At home all day: Eliza, dined and passed the afternoon, at Mr. Duncan's. Mr. Thaxter went to ... 2 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished, the sixth book of Homer's Iliad in the forenoon, and shall go no further in it ... 3 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy I have often wish'd to hear the following Question discussed by persons well acquainted with ... 4 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy We were to have had a Class meeting, by Rights: but no one thought to obtain Leave. As we ... 4 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Eliza, spent the day at Mr. White's. Mr. Thaxter was here in the Evening. The weather very ... 4 March 1786 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith I seldom feel a sufficient stimulous for writing untill I hear that a vessel is just about ... 5 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd all the morning, but the air so mild, that it melted generally as it fell to the ... 6 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. Saltonstall, Mrs. Harrod, and Betsey Duncan drank tea here. Mr. Thaxter remained part ... 7 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Fine Weather, all day and very mild, yet the river is not so weak but what Teems and slays ... 8 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. White's family, and Miss Sally McKinstry, drank tea here. This young Lady has been all ... 9 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Shaw went over to Bradford, to Mr. Allen's Lecture. The river still remains in a ... 10 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Clear, but cold Weather. Went, and took a walk with Eliza, just before dusk, as far as the ... 11 March 1786 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard I am very much obliged to you, for your Friend Ship to my Brother Adams, and hope that his ... 11 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Dr. Saltonstall's, with Mr. Shaw, Mr. Thaxter and Master Parker. Spent the ... 11 March 1786 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton Your kind Favours of Nov 12. and 24. and Decr 21 are before me. I Sympathize with you, under ... 12 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went all day to hear Mr. Smith. I had never heard him before. His text for the whole day was ... 13 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Day was employ'd in paying visits, and packing up my trunks. I went to Mr. White's, ... 14 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy At 7 in the morning, we mounted our horses, and went about half a mile up the River where a ... 15 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Between 9 and 10 in the morning, I went to the President's, and was there admitted examined, ... 15 March 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Mrs Hay call'd upon me a sunday whilst I was gone to meeting to let me know that She ... 15 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) What shall I say to justify the date of this letter, after so many fair promises to be ... 16 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Rain'd, a great part of the day. Walker went to Boston and brought back my bond properly ... 17 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy This morning I finished the business of my admission. I carried the bond to Mr. Gannett the ... 18 March 1786 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Should I my Dear Sister, too much alarm the Heart of an affectionate Mother, solicitous for ... 18 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went with Charles Storer, and heard, the debates in the House of Representatives; and ... 19 March 1786 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy This Letter, I presume, will find you at the University, where I hope you will pass your ... 19 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Heard Mr. Wibird, preach all day from Romans VIII. 1st. There is therefore now no ... 20 March 1786 Adams, Abigail to Hollis, Thomas Brand The Nymph of the city of utrecht is known by her crown and her Arms upon her Breast. By her ... 20 March 1786 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard In a Letter to R. R. Livingston, Secretary of state for foreign Affairs, dated The Hague ... 20 March 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Altho I have written you a very long Letter by way of Newyork, yet should one vessel go to ... 20 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy The whole forenoon, I was with my Cousin, down at our house, packing up, furniture, though ... 21 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Cold, disagreeable Weather, all the morning. In the afternoon it storm'd. My Aunt and ... 21 March 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I have just returnd from a visit to Moor Place Moor feilds, Where I have been to take leave ... 22 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy At about 10 o'clock, Lucy and I, set out from Braintree. She came with me to Boston, to ... 22 March 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Your Son JQA is become a son of Harvard. He was admited last wednesday, and we are now ... 23 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy I did not hear the Bell Ring this morning, and was tardy at Prayers. Every time a Student is ... 23 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, Elizabeth I came yesterday as far as Boston with Sister Lucy, who is employ'd in fixing me off: I came ... 23 March 1786 Adams, Abigail to Storer, Charles Your kind Letter of came to hand by captain Lyde. I had chid you for not writing by way of ... 24 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy No reciting, for any of the Classes, on Fridays, for the whole, Day. I wrote some Problems ... 24 March 1786 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard In yours of the 10th. of Novr. you desire me to give you the Connection between the Premises ... 25 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had no reciting to day. Saturday mornings commonly the two elder Classes, recite to their ... 26 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Patten, a young Clergyman from Rhode Island, preach'd in the forenoon, from Proverbs III.... 27 March 1786 Adams, John March 26. Sunday, dined in Bolton Street Piccadilly, at the Bishop of St. Asaphs. Mr. and ... 27 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recited this day in Euclid, to our own Tutor, Mr. Read, as we shall do all the week. We ... 28 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Williams, this day, gave us, the first Lecture, upon Experimental Philosophy. It was ... 29 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon we had a Lecture from Mr. Wigglesworth, the Professor of Divinity, upon the ... 29 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith I should, certainly have written before this, at least to show how gratefull a Sense, I ... 29 March 1786 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Blakes. Mr. Middleton and Wife, Mr. Alexander and Mrs. Williams, Mr. Jefferson. ... 30 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy My Trunks, which I have been so long expecting, came, at last this morning, from Haverhill. ... 30 March 1786 Adams, John Presented Mr. Hamilton to the Queen at the Drawing Room. Dined at Mr. Paradices. Count ... 31 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy No reciting, this day. I was not in at Prayers, in the morning. Mr. Williams gave us, his ...

April

1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris ... 1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy ... 4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) What shall I say to my sister? Indeed, I am quite at a loss. I spend much more time in ... 1 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy After having had a month of March uncommonly pleasant, and warm, the Present one begins with ... 2 April 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Lucy Your kind Letter my dear Neice was received with much pleasure, these tokens of Love and ... 2 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John After having suffered so long an interval of Time to pass, since I wrote you last, it is ... 2 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy The storm continued all night with unabated violence, and it blew so hard that one of our ... 2 April 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth I think my dear Betsy that some Letter of yours must have faild, as I have none of a later ... 3 April 1786 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton Inclosed with this is a Letter to Dr Holyoke and all the original Papers from the Royal ... 3 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite this Week, to Dr. Jennison in Greek. Mornings in Homer, and afternoons in the ... 4 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Seniors this morning, had a forensic disputation, upon the Question, whether a ... 4 April 1786 — 10 April 1786 Adams, John Mr. Jefferson and myself, went in a Post Chaise to Woburn Farm, Caversham, Wotton, Stowe, ... 5 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy No reciting this morning. Cranch went to Boston, bought me a flute. We had a Lecture from Mr.... 5 April 1786 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have Seen Magnificence, Elegance and Taste enough to excite an Inclination to see more. ... 6 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Fast day: I was at meeting all day, as indeed all the Students, must be, by Law, unless, ... 6 April 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Altho I was at a stupid Route at the sweedish ministers last Evening, I got home about 12 ... 7 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, Elizabeth My things, are yet pretty much in Confusion, and I do not expect to get well settled till ... 7 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Return'd my books to the Library. We had the 5th. Lecture from Mr. Williams, who informed ... 8 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Tracy's, in Company, with Mr. Molyneux, Mr. Price, Dr. Cutting, Mr. Mores an ... 8 April 1786 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Sr. The Barrel of Cramberries you was so kind as to send me in the fall never reachd me till ... 8 April 1786 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton Captain Lyde talks of leaving London tomorrow. I just write a line by him to inform you that ... 9 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Attended the meeting all day. Mr. Hilliard preached in the forenoon from Job II. 10. What? ... 10 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy No reciting this Day, because the Government met to examine the reasons of those scholars ... 11 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recited this morning in Locke on the Understanding to Mr. Hale. A number of the scholars ... 12 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy I went down to our Office, to see if there was a Gravesande, there, but none was to be ... 13 April 1786 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail In some of my former Letters I mentioned the Probability, that Belchers Place would shortly ... 13 April 1786 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail What in the name of wonder can you be doing on your side the Atlantic? We hear no more of ... 13 April 1786 Cranch, Richard to Adams, Abigail Last Evening I received a few Lines from you dated the 23d of Decr., with Newspapers to the ... 13 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went down and staid part of the forenoon, at the Office. Drank tea at Mr. Apthorp's. A man ... 14 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy We went down to General Palmer's at German town. Went to catch fish, forenoon and afternoon, ... 15 April 1786 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Brand Hollis in Chesterfield Street. His Mantle Trees are ornamented with ... 15 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy At home all day; wrote to my Sister. Mr. Cranch return'd, in the Evening, and brought a ... 15 April 1786 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard Can you give me any Information concerning the Persons named in the inclosed Paper? ... 16 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Weld the Minister in the middle Parish, preached for Mr. Wibirt, and took his text all ... 17 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy We went out on a shooting party, and were gone all the morning. The weather quite warm all ... 18 April 1786 Adams, John Yesterday dined here, Mr. Jefferson, Sir John Sinclair, Mr. Heard, Garter King at Arms, Dr. ... 18 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy My Uncle Cranch, and Mr. Tyler went to Boston in the morning. About noon it began to Storm; ... 19 April 1786 Adams, John This is the Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, and of my Reception at the Hague, by ... 19 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Drizzling, misty weather all day. Did not stir out of the house. Amused myself with reading, ... 20 April 1786 Adams, John Went with Mr. Jefferson and my Family to Osterly, to view the Seat of the late Banker Child. ... 20 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy The weather continued just the Same, all day. It sets every one yawning, and keeps all ... 21 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Same Story over again. Chilly, and misty. This is but a poor way of dragging out an ... 22 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy I went to Boston this morning, with a Chaise, for Mr. Cranch to come home. Stop'd at Milton, ... 23 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Heard old Parson Wibird, preach from Luke. XIX. 10. For the Son of man is come to seek and ... 23 April 1786 Adams, John Heard Dr. Priestley at Mr. Linseys in Essex Street. ... 24 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy It seems as if there is to be no end of this Stormy weather. It does not look more likely to ... 24 April 1786 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith Mr jenks is suddenly obliged to return to America and I have only time to write you a few ... 24 April 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Captain Cushing is arrived. Mr Adams this day received Some letters by the post, and Nabby ... 24 April 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Your Father and Col Smith are gone to Night to Covent Garden theatre to See the School for ... 24 April 1786 Adams, John Viewed the British Musaeum. Dr. Grey who attended Us spoke very slightly of Buffon. Said “he ... 25 April 1786 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Last night I Closed my Letter to you and shall send it to Mr Jenks's care this Morning. I ... 25 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Weather still the same. Mr. Wibird spent the afternoon at Mr. Cranch's. I went with my ... 25 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) This is the eighth day it has rained and stormed without intermission, the weather is worse ... 26 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Vacation being at end; Charles and I left Braintree at about 10 o'clock. My Cousin has ... 27 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy A List of the Present, junior Sophister Class ... 28 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy The weather fine, but rather cool. ... 29 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went to Mr. Dana's, in the afternoon, upon some business. There were two gentlemen, there, ... 30 April 1786 Adams, John Quincy Heard Mr. Hilliard all day upon Acts. VII. 9. And the patriarchs moved with envy sold Joseph ...

May

1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy ... 1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris ... 4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite this Week again to Mr. Jennison. This is a young man: indeed much too young, (as ... 2 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy Our Tutor, gave us this morning, a most extraordinary, construction of a passage in Homer. ... 3 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy Wednesday, and Monday, are our two busiest days in the Week. Every minute is employ'd. This ... 4 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy No reciting this morning, on account of the last Nights Class meeting. This is a privelege, ... 5 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had, this morning, a Philosophical Lecture, from Mr. Williams, in which he concluded the ... 6 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy Recited in Doddridge's Lectures on divinity. This is an attempt to refute mathematically all ... 7 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy Sacrament day. Mr. Hilliard, preach'd in the morning from 1st. of Corinthians. I. 30. But of ... 7 May 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Yes my dear Sister I have thought it very long since I have receiv'd a Letter from you and ... 8 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite this week in Terence, and Caesar to Mr. James. This is the tutor of the oldest ... 9 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had this afternoon a public Lecture upon Divinity. It is a pretty common Custom among the ... 10 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We finished the Andria of Terence this morning. The Class began it last Feby. I went through ... 11 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy There has been no reciting this day. Cranch, went to Boston, in the morning, and will not ... 12 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had a Lecture, this day from Mr. Williams upon Hydraulics. Studied Algebra, in the ... 13 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy No reciting, this morning: was employ'd all day in mathematical Studies, of which I begin to ... 14 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Thatcher of Boston preached in the forenoon from John XX: 13. And they say unto her, ... 15 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail Several months have again elapsed, since, I wrote you, but I shall henceforth, be able to ... 15 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite this week to Mr. Hale, in Locke. This is upon the whole, the most unpopular Tutor ... 16 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had this morning, a forensic dispute, upon the Question, Whether the immortality of the ... 17 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy I never was so impatient in my Life, as I am now for other Letters from Europe. Leonard ... 18 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I received this afternoon your No. 11 and I never received a letter which caused such a ... 18 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy This morning I received two very long Letters from my Mamma, and Sister; at length the whole ... 19 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy I was informed, that Captain will sail to-morrow for Europe; went to Mr. Reed, and ... 20 May 1786 Cranch, Elizabeth to Adams, Abigail We have sat off our English Friends for Boston. Mama has accompanied them; Sister Lucy has ... 20 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy Cranch went to Boston this day, and brought me back, another large packet from my Sister, ... 20 May 1786 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John We have received the Favour of your Letters and those from Sister Adams, by the Captains ... 21 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I am now much more at my disposal, with respect to my Time, than I was at Haverhill, and can ... 21 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had to day a Doctor Haven, from Portsmouth to preach; to day: he took his text from Psalm ... 21 May 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Your kind Letter of Feb'ry came safe to hand, and proved my assertion, that I was sure you ... 21 May 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Is it possible that my dear Niece should really be married and the little visiting Card upon ... 22 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite this week to our own Tutor Mr. Reed, in Gravesande's experimental Philosophy. This ... 22 May 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I have time only to write you a line or two, not expecting captain Bigolow to Sail so Soon. ... 22 May 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth Excuse me I have time only to tell you that I designd to have written, but the captain sails ... 22 May 1786 Adams, Abigail to Storer, Charles It is a very pleasent morning Sir, and I have risen a little after five, that I might have ... 22 May 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I have been almost frighted out of my senses this afternoon. Your Mother Hall and Polly ... 23 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We could not recite this morning, because Mr. Reed, was not in at prayers. This morning a ... 24 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy It is feared that some bad consequences, will ensue, from the high-go, of the Syllogists ... 24 May 1786 Welsh, Thomas to Adams, Abigail I have wrote your Daughter on the Head of common Intelligence. As to political I hardly know ... 24 May 1786 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis The affliction under which you are now labouring has been protracted to a much longer ... 25 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy Government met, and were assembled, almost all this day, to determine what Punishment to ... 25 May 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith After I had closed my letter to you of yesterday I went into the city four mils distant I am ... 25 May 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Captain Callihan arrived yesterday at Portsmouth and to day your letter came safe to hand. A ... 25 May 1786 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Lucy Yesterday my Dear Lucy I received your kind favour of the 9th of April, and it was the only ... 26 May 1786 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton There is a Subject So closely connected, with the Business of my Mission to this Court, that ... 26 May 1786 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy Give me leave to congratulate you on your Admission into the Seat of the Muses, our dear ... 26 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy This morning after Prayers, Borland, was called out to read an humble Confession, signifying ... 27 May 1786 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Sr. Dr Gordon call'd upon us this morning and deliverd me a letter from mr Storer. The dr is ... 27 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy No reciting this morning. I was employed all day in studying mathematics, which are the most ... 28 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy Parson Hilliard preach'd us a Sermon in the morning from Isaiah LIV. 14. In righteousness ... 29 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite this week to Doctor Jennison, but he was not in this morning. ... 30 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy The weather cleared up, in the afternoon. A number of the Class have had leave to be absent ... 31 May 1786 Adams, John Quincy Election day. This is a day of great festivity throughout the Country. The last Wednesday in ...

June

1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris ... 1 January 1785 — 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy ... 4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had this forenoon a Lecture from Mr. Williams. Upon the reflection and the refraction of ... 2 June 1786 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton I am proud to learn by your Letter of 13. April that I am so rich at the University. If ... 2 June 1786 Adams, John to Thaxter, John Yours of 22. Jan. reached me, but yesterday. You would have entertained and obliged me, by ... 2 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had another Lecture from Mr. Williams to day, with an explanation of the different ... 2 June 1786 Adams, John to Adams, Charles I thank you for your Kind Letter of the 9th. of April, and congratulate you on the admission ... 3 June 1786 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy Dr Gordon brought me your Letter of the 2d. of April, which gave me, great Pleasure. In ... 3 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had a Lecture this morning upon Electricity; we received two small shocks, which however, ... 4 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting all day. It was very uncomfortable, the weather being so warm, and we are ... 4 June 1786 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Pray Madam, are you married? Nay then the wonder ceases. No matter now how loose your ... 5 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had a Lecture from Mr. Williams, concerning heat, proper Lecture for the weather. Je fus ... 6 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Williams gave us another Lecture upon heat; and introduced a new System of his own. But ... 7 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had this morning a continuation of Mr. Williams's System; by which, he pretends to ... 8 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy A very warm day again. I was in the morning with Mr. Williams, at the Philosophy Chamber. I ... 9 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Quite unwell almost all day. We had a Lecture from Mr. Williams, upon magnetism. The weather ... 10 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Course of Philosophical Lectures was closed, with one, giving an explanation of the ... 11 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Howard a Minister from Boston, preach'd in the forenoon from, Proverbs I. 20. Wisdom ... 12 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Recite this week to Hale, who was absent this afternoon. Je n'ai rien fait de toute la ... 13 June 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Any agitation of mind, either painfull or pleasureable always drives slumber from my Eyes. ... 13 June 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy And so my Dear son your sister is really and Bona fida married, as fast as the Bishop and a ... 13 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy No reciting this morning. ... 14 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Freshmen, by their high Spirit of Liberty, have again involved themselves in ... 15 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy We did not recite this morning. The struggle between the Freshmen and Sophimores still ... 16 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Warm weather. Nous eûmes une assemblée extraordinaire de nôtre Societé; Dwight y fit un ... 17 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy This day, the Bridge over Charlestown Ferry was compleated, and as the same day 11 years ... 18 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Weather extremely warm, all day. I Dined at Mr. Dana's. Parson Hilliard gave us two ... 18 June 1786 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Your Letter March 24th. by Capt Cushing, with the Apron, came safe to Hand 2 Days after his ... 19 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Doctor Waterhouse gave, what he called his Valedictory Lecture containing a comparative view ... 20 June 1786 Adams, John to Smith, Isaac Sr. Yesterday I received yours of Ap. 18. Via Leverpool. Money may be sent to the East, to ... 20 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Bridge obtained leave of absence till Commencement. He intends to pass the Summer Vacation ... 21 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy This day the Seniors leave, College; there is no recitation in the morning, and prayers are ... 22 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy White and Cranch went to Brain tree this morning, and intend to stay there till Saturday ... 23 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy I made tea, for the Club: only four attended: many of them being out of town. I answered for ... 24 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy My Cousin return'd from Braintree this Evening. We had no reciting this morning. Weather ... 24 June 1786 Cranch, Lucy to Adams, Abigail How good you are my dear Aunt, to favour me so often with your charming Letters, you cannot ... 25 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Mellen, preach'd here: he was a Tutor two or three years since. His forenoon discourse ... 26 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy A. B. N 2. (but was spoke first). ... 26 June 1786 Adams, John On Saturday night returned from a Tour to Portsmouth, in which We viewed Paines Hill in ... 27 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy No reciting this afternoon. A number of the Scholars are forming themselves into a military ... 28 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy I received a letter from Mr. W. Smith, informing me of my aunt Smith's Death. She was here ... 29 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went to Boston, and attended my aunt Smith's funeral. Sat about an hour with my old ... 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. and Mrs. Cranch, Mr. W Smith, and Miss Betsey, came up here this afternoon and drank tea.... 30 June 1786 Adams, John Quincy ...

July

4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy The military company, having obtained a promise of 60 stand of arms, met immediately after ... 1 July 1786 Adams, John Last night, Coll. Smith and his Lady, took their Leave of Us, and went to their House in ... 1 July 1786 — 31 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris. ... 1 July 1786 Cranch, Elizabeth to Adams, Abigail I have this moment heard that Cushing will sail for London in 3 days, It mortifies me to let ... 2 July 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I did not receive your last Letter by the way of new york till after the vessail had Sail'd ... 2 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Thomas Boylston I have not written to you before, since I left you, because my Studies and European Letters ... 2 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy I was unwell, and obtained leave of absence from meeting. The weather was so warm, I could ... 3 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had our private exhibition this morning. The Orations by Little and Beale, were both upon ... 4 July 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Your two Letters of May 7th and 15th reachd me yesterday, and I was puzzeld a long time to ... 4 July 1786 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard I have recd your Favour of 20 May. The Southern States will be forced to co operate with the ... 4 July 1786 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton I have accepted your Bill in favour of Storer, of 50£. and paid that in favour of Mr ... 4 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Anniversary of American Independence; an Oration was delivered in the morning at Boston, by ... 5 July 1786 Cranch, Richard to Adams, Abigail Capt. Cushing having informed me that he shall sail tomorrow, I have requested him to take ... 5 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dull, and low spirited, somewhat, but it did not last long. ... 6 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy ΦΒΚ Ν: 1. ... 6 July 1786 Adams, John Dined at Clapham, at Mr. Smiths. Dr. Kippis, Dr. Reese, Dr. Harris, Mr. Pais, Mr. Towgood ... 6 July 1786 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail I recd. yours of Jan. 10. Feby 21 and April the 8th And am obliged to you for your ... 7 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Palladian band, have begun to exercise, and Captain Vose, feels quite important. I do ... 8 July 1786 Smith, Isaac Jr. to Adams, Abigail Tho' it is probable you will hear of it from some other of your friends, yet as I know the ... 8 July 1786 Adams, John In one of my common Walks, along the Edgeware Road, there are fine Meadows, or Squares of ... 8 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy At length we have some rain, the fruits of the Earth, have long been drooping for the want ... 9 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy The most comfortable Sunday, we have had, for many weeks past. Parson Hilliard preach'd in ... 10 July 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I have within this Hour receiv'd your Letters by captain Bigelow and have also heard that ... 10 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite this week to Mr. Hale; with whom we shall probably finish Locke: and next Quarter ... 11 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy We did not recite this day. As the quarter draws near to a close, the Students are falling ... 12 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy The freshmen carry their enmity against the Sophimores, a great deal too far. They injure ... 13 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy We finished with Locke this morning, and were told to begin next Quarter, in Reid. In the ... 14 July 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Capt Folger is slipt a way without one line from me. I did not design it should have been ... 14 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Gunning all the forenoon. Received this afternoon several Pamphlets, from my Sister. Read ... 15 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Read part of the volume of anecdotes concerning Dr. Johnson. He appears to have been a ... 16 July 1786 Adams, John At Hackney, heard a Nephew of Dr. Price, who is settled at Yarmouth. ... 16 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Wibird preached all day upon the Same Subject. His text was in I Corinthians XV. 55, 56, ... 17 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Cranch went to Boston. Miss P. Storer, N. Quincy and B. Apthorp, pass'd the afternoon, ... 18 July 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth I thank you my dear Neice for your last kind Letter. There are no days in the whole year so ... 18 July 1786 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth In your Letter to Mamma my Dear Eliza of —— May you are strangely puzled to know in what ... 18 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Rain'd a great part of the Day. Miss Hiller is only fourteen, her person comes very near to ... 18 July 1786 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John Mrs. Cranch last Evening informed me, That a Mr. Standfast Smith of this Town is empowered ... 19 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy At about 7 1/2 in the morning I set out for Cambridge, and arrived there just as the Clock ... 19 July 1786 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith Accept my thanks for your kind Letter of March 18th and for the pleasing favourable account ... 20 July 1786 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Here I am, all alone for a great rarity. There is nothing more agreeable to me for a little ... 20 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy I set out from Cambridge between eight and nine. Stop'd and dined at General Warren's in ... 20 July 1786 Adams, John “Every Act of Authority, of one Man over another for which there is not an absolute ... 20 July 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Lucy My fourth Letter I begin to you. I dare not reckon the Number I have to write; least I ... 21 July 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Altho afflicted to day with one of my bad headaches; I must write you, least the vessel ... 21 July 1786 Adams, John Maj. Langbourne dined with Us again. He was lamenting the difference of Character between ... 21 July 1786 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail And a good story you shall have, Madam, as you desire. Know then that your friends both at ... 21 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Spent great part of the day in my fathers library, reading, and writing. ... 22 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Shaw went over to Weymouth. Mr. Cranch returned from Boston, and Mr. Standfast Smith ... 22 July 1786 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton I inclose to you the papers which contain the correspondence between Lord George Gordon and ... 22 July 1786 Adams, Abigail to Welsh, Thomas I have to thank you for your very inteligent Letter of May 4, and am glad to find one writer ... 22 July 1786 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy I have also to sollicit your Pardon my Dear Brother for haveing so long delayd writing you. ... 23 July 1786 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas Mr Trumble will have the honour of delivering this to you, the knowledge you have of him, ... 23 July 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth I bought me a blue sarcenet coat not long since; after making it up I found it was hardly ... 23 July 1786 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Mr Sparhawk called for my Letter Just as I was giving you an account of my Aunt Smith's ... 23 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Davies preach'd in the forenoon from Matthew V, 20. For I say unto you, that except your ... 24 July 1786 Adams, John Went with Mr. Bridgen, Col. Smith, Mrs. Smith, to The Hide in Essex, the Country Seat of ... 24 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy The young gentlemen went down to Germantown: it was too hot for me. I spent almost the whole ... 25 July 1786 Adams, John Mr. Brand Hollis and Mr. Brand, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Mr. and Mrs. Adams, took a ride to ... 25 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy My Grandmamma spent the Day at Mr. Cranch's. General Palmer was up in the afternoon. I wrote ... 26 July 1786 Adams, John Mr. B. Hollis, Miss Brand, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Smith, and I walked to Mill Green, or Mill Hill ... 26 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy At about 6 this morning we set out I on horseback, Charles and Tom in a Sulkey; we got to ... 27 July 1786 Adams, John Went with Mrs. Adams to Braintree about Eighteen miles from the Hide. As our Objects were ... 27 July 1786 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy When I closed my last to you on Sundey last I promised to give you an account of the ... 27 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy I perceive Charles has been guilty of a trick which I thought he would despise; that of ... 28 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Captain Wyer, arrived a few days since from Ireland, and had caught a couple of Turtles in ... 28 July 1786 Adams, John Returned to Grosvenor Square to Dinner. ... 29 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. White's, in Company, with Mrs. White of Boston, Mrs. Willard, Mrs. Parkman, and ... 30 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Shaw preach'd in the forenoon from Proverbs I. 5. A wise man will hear, and will ... 30 July 1786 Adams, Abigail to Rogers, Abigail Bromfield When I returnd yesterday from a litle excursion which we had made for a week into the ... 31 July 1786 Adams, John Quincy I paid a few visits in the morning. Dined with a pretty large Company at Mr. Duncan's. After ... 31 July 1786 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Sr. This moment my cousin W. S. Letter of june 28th is come to hand containing the melancholy ...

August

4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 July 1786 — 31 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris. ... 1 August 1786 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton Mr Adams receivd yesterday your obliging favour of june 28th by way of Liverpool. His Eyes ... 1 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy There was a meeting of an association of ministers here this day; but there were only three ... 2 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy We Lodged at Hamstead last night: it storm'd so all this morning, that, we could not think ... 3 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Spent part of the forenoon at Mr. Thaxter's Office. Mr. Dodge was there. I went with Mr. ... 4 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went in the forenoon, and pick'd blackberries with the young Ladies. Lucy Cranch tells me I ... 5 August 1786 Adams, John to Smith, William Stephens After a very pleasant Journey, here We are. We came very leisurely, dined the first day at ... 5 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy We were up at four in the morning; but were so long in preparing our things that we did not ... 6 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy I felt so stiff all day that I did not go to meeting. I was unfit for almost every thing, ... 7 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy I could not sleep last night. Lay restless till about 3 in the morning. Then got up, and ... 8 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Read through the remainder of the Dialogues, which Reid says, “prove by unanswerable ... 8 August 1786 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) You know, Amelia, I am never backward in writing my friends: therefore, when I tell you that ... 8 August 1786 Smith, William Stephens to Adams, John We were pleased by the receipt of yours of the 5th. inst. from Harwich, to find that your ... 9 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy All the forenoon down in the Library; reading and writing. Pass'd the afternoon at my uncle ... 9 August 1786 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail Mrs. Adams to Th: J. ... 9 August 1786 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail It is an age since I have had the honor of a letter from you, and an age and a half since I ... 10 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Spent the whole day in my father's library; wrote but little, I cannot indeed write half so ... 11 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy I went down with Charles and Billy to Mrs. Quincy's, in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Gannett ... 11 August 1786 Brown, Elizabeth Otis to Adams, Abigail As I have been in Daily expectations of seeing London, I have defered answering your Letter, ... 11 August 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Your papa and I wrote you from Harwich the morning we embarked for Helvoet, the wind was ... 12 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Charles and myself went over to Weymouth, and dined at Doctor Tufts's. We were overtaken by ... 13 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Weld preach'd all day from Micah VI. 8. He hath shewed thee O man, what is good, and ... 14 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Cranch went to Boston in the morning. My aunt and Miss Betsey, are both of them unwell. ... 15 August 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Yours of August the 7th. and Col. Smith's of the 8th. reached us on the 14th. at this place. ... 15 August 1786 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail Pray, Madam, be carefull how you send Cards to your friends on this side the water another ... 15 August 1786 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail In my Acctt. sent Mr. Adams you will not find any large sums Credited for Your Farm. The ... 15 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Dingley return'd to Duxbury: he proposes returning here next Friday, to spend a ... 16 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Charles came to Cambridge last Monday in order to move into our new Chamber. My Cousin and ... 17 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Scholars are coming in very fast, and are almost all of them busy, in putting their new ... 18 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy They were obliged to carry off Stratten this forenoon, as he could not possibly walk. I ... 19 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Leonard White Came from Boston, and Cranch return'd from Braintree this day. Almost all the ... 20 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Deane, of Falmouth preach'd here this day, in the forenoon from Matthew. XI. 29. Take my ... 20 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, William ... 21 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite this week, and the next to Mr. Read; The juniors have now a leisure week; Mr. Hale ... 22 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Shaw came last evening with my brother Tom, who was examined this morning for the ... 23 August 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Mr S. and Mr Blount set off tomorrow for London and have engaged to call this Evening for ... 23 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went to Mr. Dana's in the forenoon. He proposes going to Maryland, to meet in a Federal ... 24 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went down to the President's, for an order to take a book from the Library, but he did not ... 25 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Read made a mistake, in calling over the Freshmen this morning, as it is customary to ... 26 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Rainy weather all day. I had a number of the Class at my Chamber in the Afternoon. ... 27 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard preach'd in the morning from Philippians, IV. 11. Not that I speak in respect ... 28 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite again to Mr. Read this week, but he did not attend in the afternoon because, we ... 29 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had no recitation in the afternoon. After Prayers, we had a meeting of the ΦBK at ... 30 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I received a few days agone, your favour of June 2d: you mention an Affair, concerning which ... 30 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Society met, this morning at Packard's Chamber agreeable to their Resolution. Mr. Paine ... 31 August 1786 Adams, John Quincy Charles went to Boston in the morning. I began upon Trigonometry in my mathematical ...

September

4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 July 1786 — 31 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris. ... 1 September 1786 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy At length after long expectation your No 16 has arrived. Capt Cushing Called yesterday upon ... 1 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Studied Algebra all the forenoon. Took books from the Library, Brydone's Tour vol: 2d. ... 2 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy I have been too busily employ'd, to have much to say. Study, does not afford, a rich source ... 3 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard gave us a Sermon in the forenoon from Isaiah LV. 6. Seek ye the Lord while he ... 5 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Anniversary of the ΦBK, Society. The members were, on that account excused from reciting. At ... 6 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy This day the annual Dudleian Lecture was preach'd by Mr. Symmes of Andover; the subject was ... 7 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy No reciting. Cranch went to Boston. ... 8 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy I went in the evening to see Mrs. Dana; there was a large Company there, and I escaped as ... 9 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy The inferior Court, is to sit according to Law, next Tuesday, at Concord; it is said, that ... 10 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Porter the Minister of Roxbury, preach'd here; he is a pretty good Speaker. His ... 11 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite again to Mr. Read this week, and shall probably the whole of this Quarter. I ... 12 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Rain'd hard almost all day. We had a Class meeting, after Prayers for determining the ... 12 September 1786 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail So I see by the papers that Amelia has become Mrs: Smith, and this the 12th. of June. The ... 12 September 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I am again safe arrived in this city after an absence of five weeks. By the last vessels I ... 13 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished my Trigonometry. ... 14 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy White went to Haverhill. I determined with Little upon two Pieces, to publish in the next ... 15 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy I copied a part of Fiske's Oration, upon Patriotism, to be printed in the next Boston ... 16 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Copied off my Forensic for the Exhibition, and prepared it, to carry for Approbation to the ... 17 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard preach'd in the forenoon from Isaiah V. 12. But they regard not the work of the ... 18 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy I have been so unwell all Day, that I have not been able to attend to any Studies at all. We ... 19 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Unwell again, so that I have not been able to Study. I have felt a kind of dizziness, which ... 20 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy This Evening, immediately after prayers, the President inform'd us that the Government, and ... 21 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy I really do not know what I have done this day. I am always sensible, that what with one ... 22 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Read sent for me this morning, informed me, that the Exhibition was to come on next ... 23 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy I have done nothing all this Day. Every Day thus lost doubles the obligation of improving ... 24 September 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail In my last I told you I suppos'd your Son Thomas would enter college at the end of the ... 24 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard gave us an occasional Sermon, occasioned by the Death of Mr. Warland, a young ... 25 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy Almost all this Day was employ'd in preparing for the exhibition. The musical Parts take up ... 26 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy The exhibition began at about a quarter after 12, with, the Latin Oration by Bridge, it was ... 27 September 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Since I wrote you last I have made two excursions one to Holland, and one of a Week to the ... 27 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy I feel quite indolent as I have finally got rid of the affair which has kept me employ'd ... 28 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had a meeting of the ΦBK, in the morning at Little's Chamber. Chandler read a ... 28 September 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail In the begining of this month I made a visit to Haverhill found them all well. Mr Duncan ... 29 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy It is a most unhappy Circumstance, for a Man to be very ambitious, without those Qualities ... 30 September 1786 Adams, John Quincy I see not why I should not relate what anecdotes I can collect concerning myself; and why I ...

October

4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 July 1786 — 31 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris. ... 1 October 1786 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail This Day is the Aniversary of Eleven Years since our dear Mother left us poor Pilgrims, to ... 1 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Paine, preached here, in the forenoon from Acts IV. 12. Neither is there salvation in ... 2 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite this week to Mr. Burr the new Tutor; but he was absent this Day. The A B Society ... 3 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy A number of the Students have been very ill in consequence of eating cheese from the Buttery.... 4 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had this morning a forensic given out, to be read next week, on the Question whether the ... 5 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy A very bad cold, has prevented my studying much, this day. ... 6 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy A stormy day. Very unwell, especially in the former part of the Day. I have had several ... 7 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy I have been studying almost all day what to write for a Forensic; the subject is so copious, ... 8 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard preached in the morning from Ephesians V. 1. Be ye therefore followers of God, ... 8 October 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I last evening receiv'd your kind Letter by the Way of new york and most heartily ... 9 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy No reciting. Mr. Burr is engaged to preach several Sundays at Hingham, and does not return ... 9 October 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail As I was seting quite alone this evening somebody came in from Boston with a Hankerchief ... 10 October 1786 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton Your Letters of july 6th and August 15th were duly received. The accounts containd in Yours ... 10 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy The ΦBK. met at Burge's chamber at 11 o'clock. Beale and Burge read dissertations. The ... 11 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Class from 9 to near twelve were reading their forensic; I read in the affirmative as ... 12 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Burr gave out this morning a subject for our next forensic. “Whether an extorted promise ... 12 October 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I wrote you some days ago, and mr Gardner comeing in just as I had closed my Letter I ... 13 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Had a great deal of fuss about some Tea spoons, which I lost some days since. I have found ... 14 October 1786 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail Your Favour of July 22d and Aug: 1st. and also Mr. Adams of July 4th. I recd by Barnard and ... 14 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went to Boston, in order to get some books which were sent by Callahan; but I could not get ... 15 October 1786 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith And so my dear Sister all your Nephews have quitted your Hospitable Mansion for the ... 15 October 1786 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Lucy Your Letter my Dear Cousin from Haverhill I received a few weeks since, and hearing of an ... 15 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Was excused from attending meeting this day: being somewhat unwell. Finished the first ... 16 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite two or three times more, in s'Gravesande's, but next quarter, we shall begin upon ... 16 October 1786 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Sr. Your favour of july 20th repeated to me the melancholy tidings of my dear Aunts Death. The ... 17 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Charles and my Cousin, went away in the morning, immediately after commons. Tom, went to ... 18 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Loitered away, a great part of my Time, as I most commonly do in vacation Time. I intend ... 19 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Spent the day, in alternately reading, writing, walking, and playing. This is dull life, and ... 20 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy My two brothers were gone all the morning on a gunning party. My cousin and I went, in the ... 21 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Thaxter stop'd about half an hour, this morning, on his return from Hingham, where he ... 21 October 1786 Adams, Abigail to Hollis, Thomas Brand In my late visit to Holland I was present at the Grand ceremony of Swearing their New ... 21 October 1786 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, John A fine Salmon by the Exeter Stage; a week ago informd me that the Gentleman from whom I had ... 22 October 1786 Hollis, Thomas Brand to Adams, Abigail I was most sensibly pleased, with the Sight of the Dutch Liberty medal which you was so ... 22 October 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Cousin Charles and I have stay'd at home from meeting to day, he to write to his Papa and I ... 22 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Tread well, preach'd in the forenoon from Matthew XI. 15 “he that hath ears to hear, let ... 23 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Cranch went this morning to Boston. His Son, went with him, and will proceed to ... 24 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went down to my uncle Adams's in the afternoon, and spent a couple of hours. Finished ... 25 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Thayer and Charles returned from Scituate this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard came to pass ... 26 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy We have been left alone again this day. Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard went away this morning. I ... 27 October 1786 Welsh, Thomas to Adams, Abigail Your esteemed Favor of July 22d did not come to hand untill Capt Callahan had arrived 12 ... 27 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Read came here in the afternoon, to spend a day. Though he cannot entirely lay aside the ... 28 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Read set out in the afternoon to return to Cambridge. In the Evening Mr. Cranch returned ... 29 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Wibird preach'd all day from John I, 47. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of ... 30 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd all the morning. Mr. Cranch went to Boston and Charles with him: he return to ... 31 October 1786 Adams, John Quincy Miss B. Palmer, came from Germantown, this afternoon, to spend the night here. We prepared ...

November

4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 July 1786 — 31 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris. ... November 1786 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail I am never happier than when I am performing good offices for good people; and the most ... 1 November 1786 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Two Vessels arrived from London while I was upon my little southern Tour. It was in vain ... 1 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy We returned through Boston, to Cambridge. The road from Charlestown was full of carriages ... 2 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Attended the court in the forenoon, and afternoon, but there were no causes of any ... 3 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Reading, Reid on the Mind. This author in some places pleases me very much; but in others he ... 4 November 1786 Hollis, Thomas Brand to Adams, Abigail Mr Brand Hollis presents his compliments to Mrs Adams and desires her acceptance of two ... 4 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Charles and Cranch went to Boston. Wrote part of my forensic; and as I was obliged to ... 5 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard preach'd in the morning from Matthew XXIV 13. But he that shall endure unto the ... 6 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recited this morning for the first time in Ferguson's astronomy. The part which I have ... 7 November 1786 Cranch, John to Adams, Abigail Being much ignorant of the republican distinctions of preeminency in title, as well as of ... 7 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had a lecture from Mr. Wigglesworth in the afternoon, and in the evening the weather ... 8 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Williams gave a public astronomical lecture this afternoon, relating to the different ... 9 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Had the whole day to myself; as I did not attend the afternoon recitation. Spent my Time in ... 10 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had a Lecture at 10 this forenoon from Mr. Williams, explaining the theory of the motion ... 11 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had another Lecture at 11 from Mr. Williams, to give us the theory of solar and lunar ... 12 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Very unwell with a sore throat, so that I did not attend meeting. Dined with White at my ... 13 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Class recite this week to Mr. Burr: but I was so unwell this morning that I did not ... 14 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had a meeting of the ΦBK immediately after Commons in the morning, and received White. ... 15 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Burr went to an Ordination, and consequently we had no reciting in the afternoon. Mr. ... 16 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy The weather begins to grow very cold: it has been remarkably fine all this fall. Mrs. Cranch ... 17 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Took books from the library. Hammond's algebra; Burke, on the sublime and beautiful, and ... 18 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Unwell, so that I could not do much all day. Finished my elements for an eclipse, and ... 19 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy I was very sick with a sore throat, and head ache; so that I could not attend meeting. Dined ... 20 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd almost all day. White set out early in the morning for Haverhill; his sister is to be ... 21 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy The second division of the Class, read a forensic, upon the Question, whether the destroying ... 21 November 1786 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith Mr Sparhawk calld upon us a Day or two ago, and deliverd me your kind Letter of: july the ... 22 November 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy It is a long time since I received a line from you, or any other of my Friends, nor have we ... 22 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had a lecture in the forenoon from Mr. Wigglesworth. Wrote off something upon conic ... 23 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd all the forenoon. We had tea at Cranch's chamber; Whitney arrived in the evening; he ... 24 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy This evening, just after tea, at Chandler 1st's chamber, we were all called out by the ... 25 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Williams gave us a lecture this forenoon, to explain several astronomical instruments. ... 26 November 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Come home my Sister, that Braintree may have some of its old inhabitants residing in it. ... 26 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting for the first time these three weeks. Dined at Judge Dana's. Captain Hobby, ... 27 November 1786 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I must frankly acknowledge to my Dear Niece that I could not but wonder at her long Silence. ... 27 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy Recite in Ferguson this week. Mr. Williams, this forenoon concluded his course of ... 28 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy The weather very cold. No appearance of rioters as yet, tho' it is this evening reported ... 28 November 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Since I wrote you, the packet from N york has arrived after a passage of 43 days, and by ... 29 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy No appearance yet of any body to prevent the sitting of the court; the reports have not yet ... 30 November 1786 Adams, John Quincy The reports of Shays, and Shattuck coming, at the head of thousands to stop the Court, grow ...

December

4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 1 July 1786 — 31 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris. ... 1 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy It was on Wednesday, that the troop of horsemen from Boston went up in search of Shattuck. ... 2 December 1786 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Jefferson, Thomas Mrs Smith presents her Compliments to Mr Jefferson and is very sorry to trouble him again ... 2 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy The party from Roxbury under the command of Major Spooner, which went from here, thursday ... 3 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy A number of the Class drank tea in the morning at Bridge's chamber. Attended meeting, all ... 4 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had after prayers a class-meeting, upon the subject of a private commencement. Freeman ... 5 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy The storm continued with unabated violence, a great part of the day. In the evening however ... 6 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Weather fair, but the Snow, which drifted a great deal, is in some places so deep, that ... 7 December 1786 Cranch, Lucy to Adams, Abigail ... 7 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy I have been rather idle, this week, and this day entirely so. This evening I went down with ... 8 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy It Snow'd in the morning till 10 o'clock, and it was feared the exhibition, must be again ... 9 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Very little fatigue, by the last night's party: but much fatigued by the weather. For there ... 10 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy The weather cleared up this morning; but the wind was so high, and the snow so deep; that Mr.... 11 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy We recite this week in Burlamaqui, to Mr. Burr, but he did not attend this day. I am reduced ... 12 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy The government, this morning, determined that if more than half the students should be ... 13 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy This morning, immediately after prayers, the president informed us that the vacation would ... 14 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Thanksgiving day. Mr. Hilliard, preached a very long sermon, but none of the best. He ... 15 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Many families in town are distressed for want of wood; the snow, is so deep, that, the ... 16 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Tom, came from Boston this forenoon. Fifteen persons were buried there this afternoon, who ... 17 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Chandler 1st. went off this morning; there are about 20 of the scholars, who have not yet ... 18 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy The young Ladies at Mr. Wigglesworth's, dined at Judge Danas, I went down there with Bridge; ... 19 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Foster, and Lovell, and Cranch were here to day; all came for their cloaths &c. Several of ... 20 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy I have been rather more attentive this day, than for this week, past, and have written ... 21 December 1786 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail An unfortunate dislocation of my right wrist has for three months deprived me of the honor ... 21 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Miss Jones returned from Judge Dana's. I spent the evening with Bridge, and Freeman, at the ... 22 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Miss Cutts's misfortune, last night, has been a subject of much diversion, to the Ladies; to ... 23 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dined with Mr. Harris, Freeman, and Bridge at Mr. Pearson's. He has been very polite to me, ... 23 December 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John We arrived here about four oclock a fryday afternoon, after a very pleasent journey. The ... 24 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd all night, and this forenoon. I attended meeting all day: Mr. Hilliard preached, but ... 25 December 1786 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I hope you have had a Pleasant Journey and are happy in your tour. I am, in a state of ... 25 December 1786 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This moment returning from Mr Bridgen where I had been to deliver him a Letter to you, ... 25 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Christmas day; and one of the coldest, we have had this Season. The snow which has fallen, ... 26 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Bridge went to Boston. Mason finally took his leave, and left us to ourselves; so that we ... 27 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Bridge went to Boston again: in the evening we went down, with Mr. Ware, and Freeman, to ... 27 December 1786 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr Murray, whom I am glad to see out again will carry to Bath this Memorandum that We are ... 28 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Studying Saunderson; Mayo was here in the afternoon. Mr. Ware likewise paid us a visit and ... 29 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Continuation of the same course. We got us some wood, this afternoon. Bridge, pass'd the ... 30 December 1786 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I yesterday received your kind favour by mr Murry and the day before; yours by mr Bridgen. ... 30 December 1786 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Jr. Your Letter to me informing me of the Death of your dear Parent, and my much Loved Aunt, ... 30 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail Three months have now elapsed, since, I have received, one line from Europe; and the only ... 30 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy The week has closed as it began, and I shall be content if for the six remaining weeks of ... 31 December 1786 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I reciev'd a few days since your Letter of Sepr. 12th and yesterday that of october the 12th ... 31 December 1786 Adams, John Quincy Sacrament day. Mr. Hilliard preach'd an occasional sermon in the forenoon; and in the ...