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January

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 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy I received, two letters, and a couple of Packets of newspapers, from Europe, they were the ... 2 January 1787 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail By Capt. Folger who arrived here last Saturday, I recd. Your obliging Letter of the 10th. of ... 2 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy I pass'd the evening with Mr. Andrews, at Professor Pearson's. He is fond of music, to ... 3 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Hilliard's, in company with Mr. Stedman, Mr. Ware, Mr. Andrews, Freeman, and ... 4 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy For want of sufficient exercise, I have been unwell, for several days: there is no walking ... 5 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy We passed the evening at Freeman's chamber. He proposes setting off for Newbury, to morrow ... 6 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Very cold this morning, Freeman went for Ipswich. Mr. Andrews called upon us in the ... 7 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard preach'd all day; pretty much in the common stile. ... 7 January 1787 Cranch, Elizabeth to Adams, Abigail I have not wrote you my dear Aunt for a long time, much too long I confess; and even now ... 8 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy We went down this evening with the young ladies, to Mr. Dana's. I passed several hours ... 9 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd part of the day. Reading Watson's chemical essays. They are written in a very plain ... 10 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Paine was ordained, minister of Charlestown, but as it snow'd all the fore part of the ... 10 January 1787 Adams, John to Adams, Charles I have recieved with pleasure your letter of the 22d. of octr. and agree with you that the ... 10 January 1787 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I am much obliged to you for the Copy of your Dialogue, which does you honour. I am the more ... 10 January 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I have sent one Letter on Board callahan, but hope he has not yet sail'd, as I have much to ... 10 January 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail There is another vessel up which will sail soon. What I may have omited by this I shall ... 11 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy The weather is yet unsettled, but it has not storm'd this day. Saunders, and Barron of the ... 12 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy The weather cleared up in the morning, and the cold since noon has increased very fast. We ... 13 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy The weather very cold all day with a strong wind. We had a Quantity of company, in the ... 14 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I determined about a fortnight agone, to sit down, and write you a letter, expressing my ... 14 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard preach'd all day. It is a long time since he has given us any variety: but on ... 15 January 1787 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Mr. Jefferson has the honour to present his compliments to Mrs. Smith and to send her the ... 15 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy The weather very moderate. The snow went off quite fast. Drank tea at Mr. Hilliard's. His ... 15 January 1787 Adams, John to Adams, Thomas Boylston I am glad to find by your Letter that you are so well situated, at Mr. Sewalls, make my ... 16 January 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Tufts, Cotton By a Letter to my Mother from you, I Learnt that you had in your Possession the Letters and ... 16 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Dana's, and pass'd part of the evening with the Judge and his Lady at Mr. ... 17 January 1787 Welsh, Thomas to Adams, Abigail Being without any of your Favors unanswered I take the Liberty to write this in Advance. ... 17 January 1787 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I wrote you so largly by the Newyork December packet, that a few lines must now suffice. I ... 17 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy My Chum went to Boston, but return'd early in the afternoon. After tea we went down to Mr. ... 18 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Fine weather, till the evening, which was very blustry. The men have been selected who are ... 19 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy The troops from this Town, went this afternoon to Waltham, from whence, they are to proceed ... 20 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd all day. We were rather tired after our expedition. I have been idle; and do not by ... 20 January 1787 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith You will see by the inclosed that I wrote you a long Letter, and that it has lain some time ... 20 January 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Since the Sailing of captain Folger by whom I wrote you, I have received Letters from you of ... 21 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard again entertained us all day, with his own composition. Bridge, and I dined at ... 22 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Employ'd all day, in translating some german observations for Mr. Dana: finished them: and ... 23 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Miss Ellery pass'd the day at the professor's, and was very agreeable; I am more and more ... 24 January 1787 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton I designd to have written you a much Longer Letter than I shall now be able to. The State of ... 24 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Miss Ellery, went home this morning, after breakfast. Miss Jones, rather unsociable; her ... 25 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy The weather has been all along quite unsettled. Yesterday was very cold, but to day, it ... 26 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy General Lincoln, it seems, finds more difficulties in the affair he has undertaken, than ... 27 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Fay was here this morning, and Freeman return'd this day from his Tour to visit his friends. ... 28 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Fiske supplied Mr. Hilliard this day: and gave satisfaction in general. His sentiments ... 29 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Bridge went to Salem, upon some business this day, and returned. ... 29 January 1787 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas I received by Col Franks Your obliging favour and am very sorry to find your wrist Still ... 30 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. Cranch, Miss Betsey, and her brother, came from Braintree this morning, dined at Mr. ... 31 January 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Harris arrived this afternoon from Springfield, but did not bring any further accounts ...

February

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 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy It snow'd, the greatest part of the day; but gently, and without wind. Miss Jones, this ... 2 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Drank tea again at Mr. Pearson's. Miss Ellery, Miss Williams, Miss Mason, Miss Wigglesworth, ... 3 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy A Snow storm came on, in the afternoon, and continued in the night. We saw Mr. Ellery this ... 4 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy The wind was very high all the forenoon; and although the sky was clear, the drifting of the ... 5 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy The occurrences of the day, were not remarkable. I did not study much. I have been reading ... 6 February 1787 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail Col. Jacob Davis not long since called upon me for the Payment of one of the Lots of Land in ... 6 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy This being the last day before the close of the vacation, I was part of the day employ'd in ... 7 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy This morning I returned to my old quarters N: 6. My Brothers and Cousin got here just before ... 8 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy White lent me his horse this morning, to go to Boston. Dr. Tufts, had sent by my brothers, ... 8 February 1787 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail My Uncle Smith has been so kind as to send me word this Morning, that a Nephew of Mr Gill's ... 9 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Return'd to the library the books I had taken out, and took the second volume of the Idler. ... 9 February 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail If you have reciev'd our Letters by Capn Callahan you will be in Some measure prepair'd for ... 10 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Very few of the students have arrived. Not more than 15 of our Class have yet appeared. The ... 11 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard entertained us all day, with a couple of Sermons, upon the whole armour of god. ... 12 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy We recite this week to Mr. Burr, but this disagreeable exercice returns at present only once ... 13 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy At nine o'clock this morning, the Class read a forensic disputation: I had written in the ... 14 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Wigglesworth gave us this morning a private lecture, and Mr. Williams had a public one, ... 15 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy I went down in the morning to Mr. Pearson's, with an intention of inviting Miss Bromfield to ... 16 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy I rose just before the commons bell rung for dinner, quite refreshed, and not more fatigued, ... 17 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Was at Kendall's chamber after dinner; and likewise drank tea there. At home all the evening ... 18 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard preached to us in the forenoon, and the president in the afternoon, when we ... 19 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy We recite this week to Mr. Read. So few of the Class have yet arrived, that we have all ... 20 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Was part of the afternoon at Bridge's chamber. Had tea at Little's. Charles and Cranch, ... 21 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Williams gave us a public lecture this afternoon, containing, an account of the ... 21 February 1787 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard I believe there is not another Man in the World whose Life has been such a series of ... 21 February 1787 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton Having determined to return to Pens hill, I begin to think in what a pitiful Condition I ... 22 February 1787 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail I am to acknolege the honor of your letter of Jan. 29. and of the papers you were so good as ... 22 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Very cold weather. We drank tea at Williams's. Bridge, and I went and pass'd the evening at ... 23 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy About one half the Class are here at present: they have been coming in, quite slowly; and ... 24 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Committee met again at Mr. Ware's chamber; after reading all the letters, I was requested to ... 25 February 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Captain Davis called yesterday to let me know that he should sail in the course of the week. ... 25 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy I was absent from meeting all this day. Bridge dined with me, at my chamber. I begun, and ... 26 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy We recite again in Ferguson. Mr. Pearson gave a lecture this afternoon; it was still upon ... 27 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Almost all our Class have arrived. This morning I was not waked by the ringing of the prayer ... 28 February 1787 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Your Letter to me by captain Callihan came safe to hand, that to your Sister and others from ... 28 February 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Williams gave us an astronomical lecture this afternoon. The sodality met, in the ...

March

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 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Charles went to Boston this morning: in the afternoon, I was at Foster's chamber; he ... 2 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Andrews was at my chamber in the forenoon. I went with him, and Cranch and my class mate ... 3 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Dined with, Bridge, Cranch, Freeman, Little and White, at our classmate Foster's in Boston. ... 4 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Was absent from meeting all day. Read a Sermon, from Blair, in the forenoon, upon the duties ... 5 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd moderately, a large part of the day. We recite to Mr. Burr. Professor Pearson, gave a ... 6 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Engaged an horse, to go to Haverhill to-morrow; White went to Boston for the same purpose. ... 7 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy At about 11, in the morning I set off, with Foster and White, for Haverhill. At half past ... 7 March 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, John your obliging Letter of November 7th. came safe to hand, as well as a couple of Hares since ... 8 March 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith It was not untill yesterday that captain Callihan brought us the bundle containing ... 8 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon, I went and paid a number of visits, to my old acquaintance in this place; ... 9 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Walk'd about the town, with Mr. Hazen, White and Foster. Went to see Miss Hazen, the Miss ... 10 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy We had not obtained leave to be absent from College, and were therefore obliged to be at ... 10 March 1787 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton your Letters by Captain Callihan did not come to hand untill the 7th ult. and I embrace the ... 10 March 1787 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith Tho I have already acknowledged all your Letters, I will not let captain Scoet sail without ... 11 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting all day. Mr. Hilliard preach'd; but not very much to the purpose: what with ... 12 March 1787 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Sr. I have sent by Captain Scott the Books you wrote for, and if there is any thing else in ... 12 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy This morning the parts for the ensuing exhibition were distributed. Foster has the English ... 13 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Somewhat idle, the greater part of the day: rather dull, and low spirited: the Sophimores ... 14 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Was employ'd almost all day, in thinking upon the subject of my conference; wrote a few ... 15 March 1787 Adams, Abigail to Adams, Thomas Boylston I would not omit writing you, because you seem to think you have been agrieved. I do not ... 15 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy All day, engaged again, in writing my part of the conference; I do not know that I ever ... 16 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended the library. ... 17 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy I at length finished my part of the conference, this forenoon, and was employ'd all the ... 18 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hilliard preached for us the whole day: his text in the afternoon was in these words, ... 19 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy This morning the junior's Prescott, and Wier, were publicly admonished for having had ... 20 March 1787 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I have procured the Books for you, and Captain Folger not sailing quite so soon as I ... 20 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Lines, upon the late proceedings of the College Government. ... 21 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy This usually an holiday to the junior Class who now cease reciting at eleven in the forenoon.... 22 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Fast day. Attended Mr. Hilliard the whole day; but to no great purpose: in consequence of ... 23 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Charles went down to Mr. Dana's this evening; the judge is mending but quite slowly: ... 24 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy We had last evening a Class meeting; a petition drawn up by Little, as additional to that ... 25 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy We heard Mr. Evans preach, all day: he attempted to be quite pathetic in the afternoon; but ... 26 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Breakfasted at the judge's, and then returned to College. Finished the projection of my ... 27 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy It was late before I retired last night, and this morning I arose between 10 and 11. Little ... 28 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Employ'd, part of the day in projecting the Eclipse for April 1791. We had a meeting of the ... 29 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy I went this evening with Bridge, and pass'd half an hour at Mr. Wigglesworth's. Ned is very ... 30 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy Charles went to Boston this forenoon. ... 31 March 1787 Adams, John Quincy The Class recited in Doddridge this morning, but I did not attend, being rather unwell. The ...

April

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 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting the whole day, to hear Mr. Hilliard; and had moreover the supreme felicity ... 2 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Recite this week in Burlamaqui: This is the day on which the election of a governor is made ... 3 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy At nine this morning the Class in two divisions read their forensics one part upon the ... 4 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Employ'd great part of the day in collecting the theses. I have now as many as I shall want ... 5 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy At eleven this forenoon, Mr. Williams gave us, the second, philosophical lecture: it was ... 6 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy We this day returned our books to the library. ... 7 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Williams gave us this forenoon a lecture upon motion: the same which we heard a twelve ... 8 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Burr preach'd to us this afternoon, a pretty good Sermon. In the evening I attended the ... 9 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy This is the last week in which our Class attend recitations; and, this morning Mr. Burr gave ... 10 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy The weather in the morning was disagreeable, but cleared up, at about ten. Had company at my ... 11 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy I went down this morning to the president to know the determination of the Corporation with ... 12 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy By using so little exercice, as I have done for these 18 months; and leading a sedentary ... 12 April 1787 Smith, Mary Rutledge to Adams, Abigail I have the happiness to inform you that we are again settled, in Charleston, we had a ... 13 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. and Mrs. Gannett went away at about 11. this forenoon, and left their daughter here. I ... 14 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Spent the day very much like the two former. We have destroy'd almost all the birds within ... 15 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Went to meeting in the forenoon, and heard Mr. Wibird preach. That most pleasing part of his ... 16 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy A very fine day. At about 10 this morning, the president and his Lady, Mr. and Mrs. ... 17 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy The whole company arrived here early this morning: we went up into the burying ground and ... 18 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy At about 11, this morning, we went from Mr. Freeman's to the meeting house: it was much ... 19 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Between 10 and 11 this morning I set off with Vose and Lloyd, and Clark, and arrived at ... 20 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy At nine this morning we left Plymouth, and proceeded with Sever, and Warren, to Kingston. ... 21 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd quite fast this morning, and the weather was very cold. Between 10 and 11 however we ... 22 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Somewhat fatigued in consequence of my journey: for which reason, I did not go to meeting to ... 22 April 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Captain Cushing arriv'd last Monday after a tedious Passage It was so long since I receiv'd ... 23 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Rambling about with my gun all the forenoon; but with little success: went and dined at my ... 24 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Very warm this forenoon. After dinner, I had just set out with my aunt to go down to Mr. ... 25 April 1787 Cutting, John Brown to Adams, Abigail It may perhaps afford you satisfaction to learn that Mr Adams and his secretary pro tempore ... 25 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy The other young gentlemen, went off at about 8 o'clock: I waited about an hour longer, in ... 26 April 1787 Smith, William Stephens to Smith, Abigail Adams I dare say, my friend, when you receive this, you will think I have moved with great ... 26 April 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Lucy I write you a few lines my dear Lucy to thank you for your kind Letter, and to inform you ... 26 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy The students return, slowly. Cranch went back to Braintree last night. Clark arrived from ... 27 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Went into the library, and took out one Volume of Wolff's mathematics. Charles went to ... 28 April 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I have now to acknowledge your kind favour of April 7th by Captain Folger— I have already ... 28 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy The Boston Scholars come up this evening, after entering their names at the buttery on ... 29 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting all day. Mr. Hilliard preach'd in the forenoon, and Mr. Willard, brother to ... 29 April 1787 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton yours of Febry 6th did not reach me untill Folger had saild. I take the first opportunity to ... 30 April 1787 Adams, John Quincy Cranch and my Chum went to Boston this morning to see a pompous funeral of one Mr. Webb, who ...

May

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 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy It thundered this morning from seven to nine, with some rain. I went with Barron to Mr. ... 2 May 1787 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith mr Blodget is going passenger in Captain Callihan and has offerd to take a Letter to you, ... 2 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went out with Forbes and Mason, on a gunning party. The game was very scarce, ... 3 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Cranch went to Braintree this morning. I pass'd the greater part of the day in writing. I do ... 4 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Williams at 11 o'clock gave us a philosophical lecture in which he blended two of those ... 5 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy A sultry, disagreeable day. Mr. Williams gave a philosophical lecture this morning; but I ... 6 May 1787 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I would not omit writing you by captain Callihan, as your sister is unable to perform that ... 6 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended Mr. Hilliard all day. He preach'd rather better than usual, I think. ... 7 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went up, with Cranch, Learned, Lloyd, Mason, Phelps and Putnam, to the fresh ... 8 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Began to pay some attention to my theses. Studied fluxions, a little in the forenoon: and ... 9 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Wigglesworth gave a private lecture this morning, and we had likewise a philosophical ... 10 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy A violent north east storm continued the whole day, with copious rain: there has fallen more ... 10 May 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Richard Inclosed Sir I send you the Review of the defence of the American constitution, which if you ... 11 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Storm'd again the whole day: we had a lecture from Mr. Williams, upon heat, in which he ... 11 May 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Captain Callihans delay gives me an other opportunity of writing you, tho I have nothing ... 12 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy The storm continued the whole day with unabated violence. Mr. Williams gave a philosophical ... 13 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy The storm continued violent through the whole day. The rain pour'd down, with as much force, ... 14 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy We had a philosophical lecture at 11. A Class meeting was called this evening, to determine, ... 14 May 1787 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis I have lately been reading Mrs Montague's essays upon the Genious and writings of shakspear, ... 15 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Williams gave us a lecture upon pneumatics: The parts for Commencement were not given ... 16 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy The parts for Commencement have been expected for a day or two, with some degree of ... 17 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy This morning the different parts for Commencement were distributed by the president, in the ... 18 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Concluded my theses, and carried them to him for examination. Began my part for ... 19 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Thaxter was here, about half an hour, on his return to Haverhill. Mr. Williams, gave us ... 20 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting all day. Dined at Mr. Dana's, with the butler. The weather was warm, the ... 20 May 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Captain Cushing arriv'd last Monday after a tedious Passage It was so long since I receiv'd ... 20 May 1787 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Yours of July 19th which either did, or was to have come in Callihan last Fall, I did not ... 21 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Williams this forenoon closed the subject of Pneumatics, with an account of the ... 21 May 1787 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail I recd. your several Letters of Jany. 24. Feby. 8t & March the 10th. by Cushing, Barnard & ... 22 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Our lecture this day, was upon magnetism; but I think it was nearly or exactly the same with ... 23 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy This day, we had a lecture upon electricity: we received a shock, which was much more ... 24 May 1787 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John I herewith send you the News-Papers by which you will see the state of our publick ... 24 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Weather was so cloudy all day, that we had no philosophical lecture. Tuesday evening we had ... 25 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Rain'd all day; but cleared up in the evening. We had last night a class meeting, to ... 26 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy The weather was fair this forenoon, and Mr. Williams gave us a lecture, upon the nature, ... 27 May 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I went to Boston yesterday & had the mortification to find my Letters did not go by Barnard ... 27 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended Mr. Hilliard, the whole day: he preach'd in the afternoon a Charity Sermon, and a ... 28 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy I wrote off my piece for Commencement this forenoon, and carried it to Mr. Reed for his ... 28 May 1787 Cutting, John Brown to Adams, Abigail Agreably to the intimation in the note I had the pleasure to address you from the Inn—we ... 29 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy The junior's, this forenoon read a forensic in the chapel, upon the question, whether the ... 29 May 1787 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I received mr Cuttings Letter on Monday morning, and was glad to find you had stoped Short ... 30 May 1787 Adams, Abigail to Smith, William Stephens I have written you only a few lines since your absence; and those conveyed to you rather an ... 30 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy Election day. About two thirds of the Students went to Boston. Those of us who remain'd ... 31 May 1787 Adams, John Quincy The Sophimores are very fearful that their yesterday's conduct has brought them into ...

June

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 June 1787 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We are lodged in our old Chamber at Amsterdam, and Sleep as soundly as if there were not a ... 1 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy At 11, we had another lecture upon the optical instruments; the solar microscope, the ... 2 June 1787 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I wrote you Yesterday, that I had executed the Contract and should return to England by the ... 2 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy This day the government met, upon the subject of the disorders of which the Sophimores were ... 3 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting in the forenoon. Sacrament day: I went to dine at Judge Dana's: soon after ... 4 June 1787 Smith, William Stephens to Adams, Abigail I have recived your agreable Letter of the 5th. of may and am much obliged for it, at the ... 4 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy The judge was much better this morning. At 11 o'clock I came up to College. Mr. Williams ... 5 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy This morning after Commons we had a meeting of the ΦBK, at Cranch's chamber: We began by ... 6 June 1787 Smith, William Stephens to Smith, Abigail Adams I was much pleased this morning by the receipt of yours of May 19th. Look at the dates—May ... 6 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Past the day at Judge Dana's. It rain'd almost all day. Miss Peggy Wigglesworth was there; ... 7 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy North-east winds, still chill the blood, and with a dull cold principle affect our spirits. ... 7 June 1787 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I expected to have heard from you by the last post, but was dissapointed, only a few lines ... 8 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Took books from the library for the last time. I took Mason's Poems and Abbadie, upon the ... 9 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy This morning the president returned my theses to transcribe a fair copy for the press. I ... 10 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting all day. Mr. Burr, preach'd two very good sermons. Dined at Mr. Dana's, in ... 10 June 1787 Smith, Abigail Adams to Adams, John Quincy my Conscience really reprimands me for having so long omitted writing my Dear Brother, for ... 11 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy A very warm day. I loitered away my time, as I have, every day for these three weeks. ... 12 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Went to Boston this morning with Bridge, Cranch, White and Whitney in the stage. I attended ... 13 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Wigglesworth gave a lecture this forenoon, but I did not attend; engaged the chief of ... 13 June 1787 Cranch, John to Adams, Abigail I should have addressed your excellency sooner, but that my mind, which is the weakest—(or, ... 13 June 1787 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John In my Letter to Mrs. Adams Pr. Capt. Scott, I mentioned to her, That Mr. S. Q. was ... 14 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Return'd a copy of my theses to the president, who informed me, that they would all be ready ... 15 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy A warm day, but the air has been much more pure, than for several days past. Yesterday Mr. ... 16 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Charles went to Boston this morning, and return'd at night. After prayers I went with Cranch ... 17 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting all day. Mr. Hilliard preach'd us two good occasional sermons from Proverbs ... 18 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Took a long walk with Cranch this afternoon. ... 19 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Cranch pass'd through here on his way to Boston. We are to return to ... 20 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy The weather was extremely warm: I had a long contest with Johnson, in the barber's shop. We ... 21 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy This is the day, when our Class should by rights, have quitted college; but they have been ... 22 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy My Cousins went in the morning down to Mrs. Quincy's, and in the afternoon to Milton. I ... 23 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Cranch and Dr. Tufts came from Boston this afternoon. The Dr. informs me, that Mr. ... 23 June 1787 Cranch, John to Adams, Abigail Substance of miss Palmer's account of the University exhibition at Cambridge, the 10th. of ... 24 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting all day. Mr. Shuttlesworth preach'd; I was much better pleased with him, ... 25 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy My Cousin and his mamma, went to Milton this afternoon. I went to see my Grandmamma. Miss N. ... 26 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. and Mrs. Boyes Boies with Miss Lucy, came over and dined here. After dinner we went to ... 26 June 1787 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas I have to congratulate you upon the safe arrival of your Little daughter, whom I have only a ... 27 June 1787 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas I had the Honour of addressing you yesterday and informing you of the safe arrival of your ... 27 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Two Miss Greenleaf's came here this forenoon, and still remain. Mr. Cranch went to Boston ... 28 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Took a long walk in the morning with my Cousin and the Ladies. When we return'd we found, my ... 29 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy I intended to have gone to Cambridge this afternoon, but could not get an horse. My Cousin ... 29 June 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I have sent one Letter on Board capt Cushing but it is so long since that unless I Write ... 30 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I am at length released from the multiplicity of business which has employ'd so much of my ... 30 June 1787 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John On conversing with Mr. Parsons relative to Your Sons entring into the Study of the Law, I ... 30 June 1787 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail I beg you to inform Mrs. Smith, that I have forwarded to Mr Mc.Connell enclosed in a Letter ... 30 June 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Cranch and his son, return'd from Boston, this afternoon. Dr. Tufts stopp'd here on his ...

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 — 31 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris. ... 1 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended Mr. Wibird all day: in the afternoon, four children were baptised. We remain'd ... 1 July 1787 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail A thousand thanks to you, my dear Madam, for your kind attention to my little daughter. her ... 1 July 1787 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton your two Letters of May 21 & 26 were yesterday deliverd. captain Scot has not yet got up. I ... 2 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Miss Betsey and her brother pass'd the afternoon at Mrs. Quincy's. I was quite indolent and ... 3 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy At about 8 this morning I went set off with my Cousin, for Cambridge, where we arrived, just ... 4 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Breakfasted with Forbes, and at ten o'clock set off for Boston in company with Clark: as ... 5 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. Cranch and Miss Betsey, went to Boston this morning, and propose not to return till ... 6 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Finished Wraxall's tour, and am confirm'd in the opinion I had formed of it: the poor young ... 6 July 1787 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas If I had thought you would so soon have Sent for your dear little Girl, I should have been ... 7 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. Cranch and Miss Betsey return'd from Boston this evening. ... 8 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy I did not attend meeting this day. ... 9 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. and Mrs. Cranch went to Boston this morning, and return'd in the evening. ... 10 July 1787 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas When I wrote you last I did not know that petit had taken places in the Stage & paid for ... 10 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy All the forenoon out, shooting birds. Much fatigued. At about three this afternoon, we had ... 10 July 1787 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail This being the day on which, according to my calculation, my daughter would be crossing the ... 11 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy This day completes my twentieth year: and yet I am good for nothing, and cannot even carry ... 12 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Cranch and his Son went to Boston this morning: my Cousin proposes to go this night to ... 13 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy I found something to do, this forenoon, and have pass'd it with less tediousness, than any ... 14 July 1787 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Mary Rutledge I received your agreeable Letter with much pleasure: having only before heard of the arrival ... 14 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Went with my cousin in the forenoon to the meeting house, in order to exercice ourselves in ... 14 July 1787 Smith, Abigail Adams to Cranch, Lucy most readily my Dear Lucy do I acknowledge the tittle of friend with which you address ... 15 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy I attended meeting the whole day, and heard Mr. Everett of Dorchester. He prays well and ... 16 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about 10 o'clock, in the midst of the rain, I mounted on horse-back and went ... 16 July 1787 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail I had the happiness of receiving yesterday my daughter in perfect health. among the first ... 16 July 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith If as the poet says, expectation makes the blessing sweet, your last Letter was peculiarly ... 16 July 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail My dear sister will I am sure excuse me if I send her now but a short Letter—when she is ... 17 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Breakfasted and dined with Mr. Andrews, in company with Mr. Thomson, who is studying law, ... 18 July 1787 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I give you joy of the day, as I presume it is commencment with you at Cambridge, and as it ... 18 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy At about 11 o'clock the procession began from the door of Harvard. The succeeding Classes ... 19 July 1787 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith I will not plead in excuse that I have not by any of the late vessels received a Line from ... 19 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Rose early this morning. ... 19 July 1787 Smith, Abigail Adams to Cranch, Elizabeth to what Cause my Dear Eliza am I to attribute that Air of Mistery which reigns throughout ... 20 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Very few of the Class remain yet in town. At about 11 I went with Willard, and took a cold ... 20 July 1787 Adams, Abigail This day three years I landed at Deal. Since that time I have travelld to France, to Holland ... 20 July 1787 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard I have only the time to inform you, that this morning I am to Sett out, with My Wife and ... 20 July 1787 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy We Suppose, that you had your Degree last Wednesday, and upon that Supposition, I ... 20 July 1787 — 28 July 1787 Adams, Abigail MS (M/AA/1, APM Reel 197). PRINTED: JA, D&A, 3:203–208. AA's Diary of the family's trip ... 21 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Pretty much fatigued, after all the business of the week. Charles and Tom came from ... 21 July 1787 Adams, Abigail We set out about 9 in the morning, stoped and baited at Farnham, dinned at Alton and reached ... 21 July 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail The Day—the mighty Day is over, & our Sons have perform'd their Parts—& receiv'd the Honour ... 22 July 1787 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail The last Week has indeed been a Week of Joy to me— We have “eat our Bread with gladness, & ... 22 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Staid at home from meeting the whole day, and was busily employ'd in writing; and yet have ... 22 July 1787 Adams, Abigail Went to the Cathedral Church at Winchester. It is a very curious structure. It is said to ... 23 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Beale paid us a visit this forenoon, and dined with us all at Mr. Apthorp's: where we ... 23 July 1787 Adams, Abigail We dinned at South hampton and set out after dinner for Salsbury 22 miles, where we meant to ... 24 July 1787 Adams, Abigail We left this village and proceeded on our way to Blanford where we put up for the Night. Saw ... 24 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Went out in the morning with young Quincy, and My brother Tom, on a shooting party: we went ... 25 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Was all the forenoon again on the marshes, with my cousin and my brother Tom: Charles set ... 26 July 1787 — 27 July 1787 Adams, Abigail Our next Stage was Bridport a small Sea port but a very bad harbour. No trade only in coal ... 26 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Employ'd myself the whole day in writing. Dr. Tufts was here in the forenoon. I am now ... 27 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Wrote all the forenoon. In the afternoon I read a novel, which arrived from England by the ... 28 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Writing all the forenoon. In the afternoon I went out, with my brother Tom, upon a shooting ... 28 July 1787 Adams, Abigail We left Axminster and proceeded to Exeter. Here we put up at the Hotell in the Church yard ... 29 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended parson Wibird the whole day. He recommended very highly humility, or spiritual ... 30 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy Writing all day. Dr. Tufts was over here in the afternoon. Weather very cold; a fire in ... 31 July 1787 Adams, John Quincy A cold north-east storm. ...

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 1787 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail At length the scene of my collegiate life is closed, and about a fortnight ago I made a ... 1 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy Tom set out this morning for Haverhill. I expected to be there before now; but one thing and ... 2 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy One of the Miss Greenleaf's and a married sister of her's dined here, and withal Miss ... 3 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy I went over to Milton this forenoon, and dined at General Warren's. I found my Class-mate ... 4 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy The weather was extremely warm, all the forenoon. ... 5 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Wibird preach'd this day, upon two different subjects which for him, was something very ... 6 August 1787 Adams, John At Kingsbridge, the southerly Point of the County of Devonshire, the birth Place of my ... 6 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy Down upon the water side, and along upon the marshes with my cousin all the forenoon, but we ... 6 August 1787 Adams, John Dined at Totness, thro which the River Dart runs to Dartmouth. Slept at Newton bushell. ... 7 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy My Cousin went to Boston in the morning, and did not return till night. I had an opportunity ... 8 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy This morning Emerson went to Hingham, and I walk'd over to Weymouth, and dined with Doctor ... 9 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy I breakfasted this morning with Mr. Andrews, and after breakfast called upon Jack Forbes; in ... 10 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy Spent the whole of the forenoon at Mr. Thaxter's office. Dined at Mr. Shaw's. In the ... 11 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon, I took a ride with Mr. Shaw, to see my classmate Welch, who lives about four ... 12 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Tappan, from Newbury preach'd here the whole day. Both his sermons were doctrinal, but ... 13 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy I intended to have gone this day to Newbury-Port, but the weather was so excessively warm, ... 14 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy It was so warm again this day, that I did not set out from Haverhill, till between 3 and 4 ... 15 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon I went to see Mr. Parsons, and inform'd him that I should probably attend at ... 16 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy I went again this forenoon to see Miss Jones, and offered to call in the afternoon and take ... 17 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy At home all the forenoon, reading Tom Jones, one of the best novels in the language. The ... 18 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I took a ride, with White, to see our class mate Eaton. We spent about an hour ... 18 August 1787 Cranch, Lucy to Adams, Abigail I wrote you a few hasty lines, from Boston the Monday before Commencement, inclosing two ... 19 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Kimball preach'd a couple of practical discourses, the subjects of which I liked better ... 19 August 1787 — 1 September 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail The vacancys of our Sons always produces a hurry in our business & although we endeavour to ... 20 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy I had some thoughts of leaving Haverhill this morning; but it rain'd all the forenoon; and ... 21 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy Hazy weather again all the forenoon. ... 22 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Judge Sargeant's, with Mr. and Mrs. Shaw. Mr. Porter and his lady are there upon a ... 22 August 1787 Smith, William Stephens to Smith, Abigail Adams I wrote you, my love, the first thing I did after my landing here on the 20th; I then ... 23 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy I left Haverhill this morning at about 9 o'clock; and at 12 arrived at the tavern in ... 24 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy I lodg'd last night with Lincoln, the senior, whose chum was out of town. Breakfasted this ... 25 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon I went to Weymouth, to return Dr. Tufts's horse. Dined at the Doctor's, and ... 26 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy I did not attend meeting this day—Employ'd myself chiefly in reading and writing. Mr. Weld ... 27 August 1787 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton You mention to Mrs Adams a Piece of Land adjoining to me, of 56 Acres at 25s an Acre: but ... 27 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy I employ'd myself in the forenoon with making some necessary preparations before my final ... 28 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy Rode out in the morning with Mrs. Cranch. It rain'd hard all the afternoon—chilly north-east ... 29 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy Rain'd in the fore part of the day but cleared up in the afternoon: I went with my gun down ... 30 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy Staid at home the whole day. Doctor Tufts was here in the morning, on his road to Boston, ... 30 August 1787 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail I have omitted writing sooner to you in expectation that Colõ Smith would have taken this in ... 31 August 1787 Adams, John Quincy A very warm day. Rambling all the morning; I met a couple of french officers gunning on my ...

September

1 July 1786 — 31 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris. ... 19 August 1787 — 1 September 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail The vacancys of our Sons always produces a hurry in our business & although we endeavour to ... 1 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Between 9 and 10 o'clock this morning I departed from Braintree with Mrs. Cranch: we got to ... 2 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting all day. Mr. Hilliard preach'd; much in the old way. The meeting house ... 3 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy I pass'd about an hour, before dinner with Mr. Winthrop, the late librarian. He is much of a ... 4 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy After breakfast I return'd to College, and on the way stopp'd at the President's. He was not ... 5 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Took an early breakfast, and walk'd with Cranch to Cambridge. We got to Packard's chamber, ... 6 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy This morning after breakfasting with Mr. Andrews I walk'd leisurely to Boston. Just before I ... 7 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy At three in the morning I was roused, and got into the carriage in company with, a merchant ... 8 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy I arose in the morning quite refresh'd, and immediately after breakfast went and took my ... 9 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy I did not attend meeting this day for several reasons. At home the whole day; it was ... 10 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended at the office the whole day. Continued Robertson. Thomson engaged this morning to ... 10 September 1787 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas your obliging favours of july and August came safe to Hand. the first was brought during my ... 11 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Thomson began his attendance upon the school this morning, and attended at the office, all ... 12 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Training day for the alarm list. From 16 to 60 years the inhabitants of this Common-wealth, ... 13 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Dined with Dr. Kilham at Mr. Carter's. This is a very friendly, obliging old gentleman, ... 14 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy The weather for this week past has been from day to day alternately very warm and very cold. ... 15 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Dined with Townsend and Thomson at Mr. Parsons's. I finished this day the first volume of ... 15 September 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith When I wrote you last, I was just going to Set out on a journey to the West of England. I ... 16 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy I took a walk this morning as far as Dr. Tucker's meeting house; but it was to little ... 17 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Three of us in the office were employ'd the whole day, in taking copies of the writs which ... 18 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy We had some more writing to do this forenoon. Mr. Parsons, went to Exeter, where the supreme ... 19 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy The equinoctial storm, which has been gathering in the heavens for a week past, has now ... 20 September 1787 — 24 September 1787 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail Yours & Mr. Adams of the 1t. & Yours of the 4th. of July I recd. the 6th. Inst. the former ... 20 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy I expected this morning when I waked up, to hear the winds whistle and the tempests roar: ... 21 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Quite still in the office this day. I read a good deal. ... 22 September 1787 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I thank my dear Mrs Adams for Mrs Montagues observation, on the writings of shakespear which ... 22 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I finish'd Vattel. The third book treats of War, and the fourth of Peace; much ... 23 September 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I wrote to you about three weeks since thinking clallahan would sail immediatly but he is ... 23 September 1787 Cranch, Elizabeth to Adams, Abigail A Letter from my dear Aunt Adams recievd last July remains unanswered; I am almost ashamed ... 23 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended upon Mr. Carey the whole day. His manner is not very agreeable; but his stile is ... 24 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Townsend went to Topsfield to hear a cause tried before a justice. Stedman has been hunting ... 25 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy I have given up all pretences to study any more this week. The Court of Common-pleas sits ... 26 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended court the whole day. Little was done in the forenoon except calling over the cases. ... 27 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy The jury upon the case of Smith and Brown, gave their Verdict in favour of the Plaintiff, ... 28 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy I learnt this day that the bar determined last evening to abide by the rule, which they had ... 29 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy I attended at the office the whole day, and resumed Blackstone, whom for three or four days, ... 30 September 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I went to Boston last Monday & there found that Barnard had arriv'd & brought me Letters ... 30 September 1787 Adams, John Quincy Although I had not last night, been guilty of an excess so far as to be intoxicated, yet I ...

October

1 July 1786 — 31 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Ephemeris. ... 1 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy I have not yet got over the consequences of our frolick on Saturday evening. Three whole ... 1 October 1787 — 18 October 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I have already written you a long letter giving you an account, of my journey, this must ... 1 October 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth I am very sorry to find by your Mammas Letters that you are unwell. I wish you could have ... 1 October 1787 Cranch, William to Adams, Abigail Not to acknowledge the many favours I have recieved from you, and the obligations they have ... 2 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy I have at length recovered my usual tone, and have been able this day to attend to business ... 3 October 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Lucy I thank you my dear Lucy, for writing by mr Jenks tho only a few Lines, but that was very ... 3 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Continued in the first volume of Blackstone. In the course of my reading this day; I came ... 4 October 1787 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail By mr̃ Cutting I have an opportunity of acknoleging the receipt of your favor of Sep. 10th. ... 4 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy I this day concluded the first volume of my author: and employ'd all the afternoon in ... 5 October 1787 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton Your obliging favour by captain Folger came safe to Hand, and brought me the agreeable ... 5 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy After writing a few lines in my common place book, I took the second volume, of Blackstone, ... 6 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy I alter'd my plans of study, and determined to copy forms in the day time because, I can do ... 7 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy I attended at Mr. Carey's meeting, all day. In the forenoon he was quite severe upon all ... 8 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended at the office; and wrote diligently, all day. Cold weather coming on apace. Thomson ... 8 October 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I inclose a pamphlet upon darying which when you have read, be so good as to give to Pheby ... 8 October 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I have just sent some Letters to go by Captain Folger, but find he does not sail so soon as ... 9 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy I received a short letter from W. Cranch. ... 10 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy A very fine day. Amory and Townsend with a number of other lads went out of town this ... 11 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon I took a ride with Dr. Kilham, as far as Newtown to see Mr. Dalton, but ... 12 October 1787 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I cannot begin my Letter by thanking you for yours. You write so seldom, that you, do not ... 12 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy The day pass'd as usual, except, that I had some political chat with Mr. Parsons. He favours ... 12 October 1787 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith Your obliging Letter was handed me, on my return from a journey into Devonshire. it was one ... 13 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Captain Wyer was in the office this afternoon, a couple of hours; very zealous for the new ... 14 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy I wrote two long letters this day. One to J. Forbes, and the other to W. Cranch. Went with ... 15 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Rather dissipated the whole day. Could not study with proper attention, and indeed gave the ... 16 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy We rose at about nine o'clock. Dr. Kilham, was just going to take his seat in the Stage for ... 17 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy This day a regiment of foot, and a troop of about 60 horse-men paraded, and were review'd by ... 18 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy We dined this day at Mr. Bartlett's. Captain Wier, was there, and Miss S. McKinstry, who is ... 19 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy W. Cranch, and the two young ladies set off this morning for Boston. The weather is much ... 20 October 1787 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith As captain Folger is not yet gone I write a few more lines by him, tho I have nothing new to ... 20 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy I was more attentive at the office than I expected to be between two sallies. I had ... 21 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy I attended Mr. Carey in the forenoon, and went with Putnam to hear Dr. Tucker in the ... 21 October 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail To hear that our dear good uncle Smith is added to the number of the Friends who have ... 22 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy The weather yesterday did not look promising, but is this day very clear, and for the season ... 23 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Rose at about 8 this morning, and felt no inconveniency from the scene of yesterday. ... 24 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy At about 10 this morning I set off for Hingham. Mr. Thaxter and Miss Duncan, went somewhat ... 25 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy The town is not so much crowded this day; as it was yesterday. That Class of people which is ... 26 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy We went and escorted a number of ladies to the packet: and by eleven o'clock, almost all the ... 27 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Judge Sargeant, went away this forenoon proceeding on his way to Cambridge. ... 28 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy I attended upon Mr. Wibird in the forenoon. And pass'd the afternoon down at my father's ... 29 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy At about 10. o'clock Mr. Thaxter came in from Hingham on his way to Boston: he stay'd but a ... 30 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Sauntered about town, the chief part of the day: attended in the gallery of the house of ... 30 October 1787 Smith, Isaac Jr. to Adams, Abigail The last year I acquainted you with the death of my mother, & I am sorry that I have now to ... 31 October 1787 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail In my last Letter to Mr. Adams I inform'd Him of the Death of our beloved Uncle Smith— had ... 31 October 1787 Adams, John Quincy Saw Charles in Boston, on his way to Cambridge, as the vacation closes this day. At about ...

November

1 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I attended in the morning, and in the afternoon at the setting of the supreme Court. Judge ... 2 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I breakfasted this morning with Stedman. A number of the lawyers were there; rather nettled ... 3 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Between 8 and 9 this morning, I cross'd Charlestown, and Maiden bridges. I rode, as far as ... 4 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I was so much fatigued in consequence of my yesterday's ride that I did not attend meeting. ... 5 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I attended at the Office. Amory was there. Return'd yesterday from Salem. Townsend went to ... 6 November 1787 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton Last week Captains Folger & Callihan arrived by whom we received all your Letters & Bills. ... 6 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Parsons went this morning to Salem, where the supreme Court sits this week. I pass'd ... 7 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Quite industrious this day in copying forms. Alone in the office a great part of the day. ... 8 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Finished my book of forms, and wrote an index to them. So that henceforth, I shall be able ... 9 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Amory went to Salem this afternoon. They have a ball there this evening, said to be given to ... 10 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended at the office as usual, and read Blackstone: passed the evening with Putnam at his ... 11 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended meeting, with Townsend, the whole day at Dr. Tucker's: much pleased with this ... 12 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I had some writing, which I wished to do this day, and I therefore did not attend at the ... 13 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Williams set out this morning for Cambridge. I at length got me some wood, and had a fire in ... 14 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I find I am getting fast into the same unmeaning dull sameness, which has frequently ... 15 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Amory, and Thompson went upon a dancing party yesterday. They invited me to join them, but I ... 16 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I finished the second volume of Blackstone, and began upon the third which treats of private ... 17 November 1787 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Friend, after Friend is severed from my Heart—I have lost many near, & dear Relatives, as ... 17 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I set out for Haverhill between 3 and 4. this afternoon, and arrived at Mr. White's, a ... 18 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon I attended at Mr. Smith's meeting: he preaches without notes, and like all ... 19 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I lodg'd at Mr. White's again last night; went this morning up to Mr. Shaw's and past an ... 20 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Proceed slowly in the third volume of Blackstone. As this is the most important author of ... 21 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I this morning requested of Mr. Parsons his opinion, whether it would be most advantageous ... 22 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Weather remarkably mild for the Season: I have been rather unwell for a week or 10 days ... 23 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy The events of the day were quite uninteresting. I had however an opportunity to observe the ... 24 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I went in the forenoon, and exhibited my complaints to Dr. Swett, but he told me, they were ... 25 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I thought I was too unwell to pass two hours in a cold meeting house this forenoon, and ... 26 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I took an additional cold, yesterday, and am still more unwell than I have been. I pass'd ... 27 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Better than I have been for these ten days past: all the time again at the office, or at my ... 28 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Finished the third volume of Blackstone, and began upon the fourth, which is upon public ... 29 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy Thanksgiving day: between 8 and 9 o'clock this morning I set out for Haverhill and got to Mr.... 30 November 1787 Adams, John Quincy I passed the forenoon with Leonard, who has been making two or three unsuccessful attempts ...

December

1 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy I dined at Mr. White's; after dinner I went to Mr. Shaw's, stay'd about an hour, and just ... 2 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy I attended Mr. Carey's meeting this afternoon, and in the evening I went to Mr. Carter's. ... 3 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Moore breakfasted with us. Mr. Parsons is quite unwell, and has been so for two or three ... 4 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy White returned this morning to Haverhill. At the office all day. Mr. Parsons still very ... 4 December 1787 Hollis, Thomas Brand to Adams, Abigail you put too much value on trifles which are only small marks of real regard & affection to ... 5 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy I pass'd the evening with Little and Townsend at Miss Cazneau's. We play'd Commerce, and ... 6 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Spent the evening with Thompson and Little, at Putnam's lodgings. We conversed upon a ... 7 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Parsons, has recovered in a great measure from his illness: so that he was the chief ... 8 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Amory went to Ipswich this afternoon. He cannot yet get entirely over his old habits. He ... 9 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy to Tufts, Cotton If it should be convenient to you, I would be obliged to you for a supply of money. I ... 9 December 1787 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas Mrs Adams presents her respectfull compliments to Mr Jefferson and asks the favour of him to ... 9 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attended Dr. Tucker's meeting in the forenoon. He gave us an excellent sermon upon the story ... 10 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Townsend, sat off for Boston. Mr. Parsons intended to have gone likewise, as ... 11 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Reading Blackstone all day; and I pass'd the evening, at the office till eight: after which ... 12 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy This day I finished reading the fourth and last volume of Blackstone's Commentaries. This is ... 13 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy The repetition of the same events, from day to day, is the only variety which can supply ... 14 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy I was about an hour with Dr. Kilham at his shop, Immediately after dinner; I took up one of ... 15 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy A violent North-west wind, blew, the whole day, but we have no snow yet. Dined with Amory at ... 16 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy I waited upon Parson Cary this forenoon, in expectation of much edification; but he gave us ... 17 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy I have continued reading in Sullivan's lectures. The book is entertaining, and the author so ... 18 December 1787 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail The System of Government reported by the late Continental Convention has afforded much ... 18 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Passed the day at the office; Townsend and Thompson were there in the evening. ... 19 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy I spent my time this day, in the same manner that I did the two last. I came home to my ... 20 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy The cold weather appears to be for setting in seriously; and indeed it is high time that it ... 21 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy I read through Wright's short treatise upon the feudal tenures. I found nothing in it, but ... 22 December 1787 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I last week heard from all your sons they were well. After this you may read on calmly— We ... 22 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy I pass'd the day as usual at the office; but there was scarce a half an hour at a Time, ... 23 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy I went this forenoon to hear Parson Murray preach. He expatiated somewhat largely upon the ... 23 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail It is a long time since I wrote you last, but I am perfectly weary of making apologies. I ... 24 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Began upon Coke-Littleton, and read about a dozen pages. Pass'd about an hour in the evening ... 25 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Christmas day. Parson Bass, preached a sermon, but I did not go to hear him. I dined with ... 26 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Office as usual. Dr. Kilham, returned to Town this evening. I passed an hour or two with Mr. ... 27 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy St John's Day. An entertainment for the Society of free-Masons. ... 28 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy We rose, between ten and eleven in the forenoon. Little took a breakfast with me; after ... 29 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Not entirely recovered yet from the fatigue of Thursday night, but could in some measure ... 30 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy Attending meeting the whole day at Mr. Carey's. Dined at Mr. Hooper's in company with Mr. ... 31 December 1787 Adams, John Quincy In the Evening I went with Townsend, to see Miss Cazneau, and to fulfill a promise, of ...