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1755

1756

[January 1756]

14 January 1756 Adams, John At Worcester. A very rainy Day. Kept school in the forenoon; but not in the afternoon, ... 15 January 1756 Adams, John A fair morning and pretty warm. Kept school. Drank Tea at Mr. Swan’s, with Mr. Thayer. ... 16 January 1756 Adams, John A fine morning. A large white frost upon the ground. Reading Hutcheson’s Introduction to ... 17 January 1756 Adams, John A clowdy, dull, Day. Some snow about noon, and rain towards night. σπίζημαι, τα καθαρματα ... 18 January 1756 Adams, John A fair morning. Heard Mr. Maccarty. ... 19 January 1756 Adams, John A rainy Day. ... 20 January 1756 Adams, John A fair, warm spring like Day. Drank Tea and supped at Mr. Greenes. ... 21 January 1756 Adams, John A very rainy day. Dined with Coll. Chandlers Jur. Spent the Eve at Mr. Maccarty’s. Kept ... 22 January 1756 Adams, John A fair morning. Fresh and lively Air. Drank Tea and supped at Mrs. Paine’s. ... 23 January 1756 Adams, John A fair and agreable Day. Kept School. Drank Tea, at Coll. Chandler’s Jur., and spent the ... 24 January 1756 Adams, John A very high west Wind. Warm and cloudy. P.M. warm and fair. ... 25 January 1756 Adams, John A cold Weather. Heard friend Thayer preach two ingenious discourses, from Jeremy 10th. 6. ... 26 January 1756 Adams, John A sharp piercing Air. Sat out for Uxbridge, arrived 2’o clock. ... 27 January 1756 Adams, John Att my Uncles. ... 28 January 1756 Adams, John Ditto. Thick weather, and some rain. ... 29 January 1756 Adams, John Still, cloudy Weather. Set out for Worcester, Drank Tea in Sutton, with my class mate, ... 30 January 1756 Adams, John Still, foggy, damp Weather. Kept School and dined at Mr. Greenes. ... 31 January 1756 Adams, John A warm, spring-like Day. Kept School. Lodged at Mr. Maccartys, at night. ...

[February 1756]

1 February 1756 Adams, John Pretty cold. Staid at Home, A.M. P.M. heard Mr. Maccarty. Lodg’d with him at night. ... 2 February 1756 Adams, John Wrote to John Wentworth by Coll. Josiah Willard. Spent the Eve, sup’d and lodg’d at Major ... 3 February 1756 Adams, John Breakfasted at Gardiners. This morn the Weather clear’d away. As warm and brilliant as May. ... 4 February 1756 Adams, John A charming warm Day. Dined at Coll. Chandler’s with Mr. Pain, Abel Willard and Ebenr. Thayer.... 5 February 1756 Adams, John A fair morning but some symptoms of a Change of Weather. Kept School. Spent the evening with ... 6 February 1756 Adams, John A cloudy morning. About 10 the sun brake out. A warm Day. Dined at Mr. Paines. Kept school. ... 7 February 1756 Adams, John A Fair warm, day. Dined at the Judges. Drank Tea at Major Gardiners. ... 8 February 1756 Adams, John Heard Mr. Maccarty. Fine Weather. ... 9 February 1756 Adams, John Fine Weather. Settled roads. Drank Tea and spent the Evening at Coll. Chandlers, very gaily, ... 10 February 1756 Adams, John Fair Weather. Spent the Evening at Major Chandlers, with Major Greene and Mr. Maccarty. ... 11 February 1756 Adams, John Serene Weather, but somewhat cool. I am constantly forming, but never executing good ... 12 February 1756 Adams, John A cool, but pleasant morning. Heard Mr. Welman Wellman preach the Lecture, and drank Tea, ... 13 February 1756 Adams, John A pleasant morning. Saw my classmates Gardner, and Wheeler. Wheeler dined, spent the ... 14 February 1756 Adams, John Good Weather. This afternoon took a Vomit of Tartar Emet. and Turbith mineral, that worked 7 ... 15 February 1756 Adams, John Charming Weather. A.M. staid at home reading the Independent Whig. Very often Shepherds that ... 16 February 1756 Adams, John A most beautiful morning. We have the most moderate Winter that ever was known in this ... 17 February 1756 Adams, John A clowdy Day. Dined at Mr. Greenes. ... 18 February 1756 Adams, John A charming morning. My Classmate Gardner drank Tea with me. Spent an Hour in the beginning ... 19 February 1756 Adams, John No man is intirely free from weakness and imperfection in this life. Men of the most exalted ... 20 February 1756 Adams, John A dull Day. Symptoms of Snow. Writing Tillotson. ... 21 February 1756 Adams, John A Snowy day. Snow about ancle deep. I find by repeated experiment and observation, in my ... 22 February 1756 Adams, John Suppos a nation in some distant Region, should take the Bible for their only law Book, and ... 23 February 1756 Adams, John Fair weather. Crawford spent the Evening here. ... 24 February 1756 Adams, John A fine morning. We are told that Demosthenes transcribed the history of Thucidides 8 times, ... 25 February 1756 Adams, John Fair and cold Weather. An extream cold night. ... 26 February 1756 Adams, John Fair cold morning. An extream cold Day. ... 27 February 1756 Adams, John A fair, cold day. Drank Tea at Mrs. Paines. All day, in high health, and spirits. Writing ... 28 February 1756 Adams, John A raw cold day. Attended Mrs. Brown’s funeral. Let this, and every other Instance of human ... 29 February 1756 Adams, John Went to Leicester with Thayer. Heard him preach all Day. Dined at Mr. Whitneys. Returned ...

[March 1756]

1 March 1756 Adams, John Wrote out Bolingbrokes reflections on Exile. ... 2 March 1756 Adams, John A snow fall last night, half leg deep. Began this afternoon, my 3rd. quarter. The great and ... 3 March 1756 Adams, John Fair Weather. Natural Phylosophy is the Art of deducing the generall laws and properties of ... 4 March 1756 Adams, John A fine morn. ... 5 March 1756 Adams, John Dined at home, Mr. Barnes dined here, drank Tea, and spent the evening at Coll. Chandlers. ... 6 March 1756 Adams, John Rose 1/2 after 4. A clowdy morn. Wrote Bolinbrokes letter on retirement and study. ... 7 March 1756 Adams, John Heard Mr. Maccarty all day. Spent the Evening and supped at Mr. Greenes, with Thayer. ... 8 March 1756 Adams, John Spent the Evening at Major Chandlers. Fair Weather. ... 9 March 1756 Adams, John A charming Day. Spent the evening up Chamber. ... 10 March 1756 Adams, John A misty morning. Sun brake out about noon. Spent Evening at Gardiners. ... 11 March 1756 Adams, John Dined at the Colonels. Drank Tea at Mr. Paines with a number of Ladies, and spent the ... 12 March 1756 Adams, John Clowdy. Laid a pair of Gloves with Mrs. Willard that she would not see me chew tobacco this ... 13 March 1756 Adams, John Some Snow last night, a clowdy, raw morning. ... 14 March 1756 Adams, John Heard Mr. Maccarty all Day upon Abrahams Faith, in offering up Isaac. Spent the Evening, ... 15 March 1756 Adams, John I sometimes, in my sprightly moments, consider my self, in my great Chair at School, as some ... 16 March 1756 Adams, John Sat out for Uxbridge, arrived about 12, dined. Rode to Aldridges after Mr. Webb, and brought ... 17 March 1756 Adams, John A fine morning. Proceeded on my Journey towards Braintree. Stop’ed at Josiah Adams’s. Baited ... 18 March 1756 Adams, John A cloudy morning. Spent the afternoon at my Uncles, and part of the Evening at the Doctor’s. ... 19 March 1756 Adams, John A rainy morning. Went down in the afternoon, to the Point. Spent the afternoon and Evening ... 20 March 1756 Adams, John After breakfast, rode to my Uncle Hunts, dined there, came Home, went to see my Aunt Owen, ... 21 March 1756 Adams, John Vernal Equinox. Heard Mr. Wibird preach two excellent Discourses from Eccles. 9.12. Spent ... 22 March 1756 Adams, John A fair but cool morn. Mounted for Boston, arrived about 11 o’clock, went to friend Wm. ... 23 March 1756 Adams, John A fine morn. Breakfasted with Slewman at Prentices, mounted for Braintree, arrived about 1, ... 24 March 1756 Adams, John Sat out for Worcester. Dined at Dedham and rode from thence in the rain to Mendon, supped ... 25 March 1756 Adams, John Rode to Uxbridge. Tarried at my Uncle Webbs and lodged with Mr. Nathan Webb. ... 26 March 1756 Adams, John A delightful morning. Rode to Grafton, dined at Josiah Rawsons. He exerted his rawsonian ... 27 March 1756 Adams, John The Stream of Life sometimes glides smoothly on, through flowry meadows and enamell’d planes.... 28 March 1756 Adams, John Heard Mr. Maccarty, spent the Evening at Coll. Chandlers, in Conversation concerning Lands ... 29 March 1756 Adams, John A little hail and rain fell to Day. We find our Selves capable of comprehending many Things, ... 30 March 1756 Adams, John A fair day. Drank Tea and spent the Evening at Mr. Putnams, with Mr. Maccarty, very Sociably.... 31 March 1756 Adams, John A cool morning. Drank Tea with the Ladies at the Judges. Spent the Evening at Gardiners with ...

[April 1756]

1 April 1756 Adams, John A very rainy Day. A little Snow. ... 2 April 1756 Adams, John Cool and very windy. Drank Tea, and Spent the Evening at Coll. Chandlers. ... 3 April 1756 Adams, John Dined, Spent the afternoon and drank Tea at Coll. Chandlers. ... 4 April 1756 Adams, John Heard Mr. Davis of Holden all Day. Spent the Evening at Mr. Putnams. ... 5 April 1756 Adams, John A warm pleasant Day. Drank Tea at Mrs. Paines, came home, lodged with Dr. Upham. ... 6 April 1756 Adams, John A fair Day. Drank Tea at Coll. Chandlers, and fixt a Letter for Cushing, Wentworth, Dalton, ... 7 April 1756 Adams, John A fair Morning. Mr. Thayer set out for Coll. Harvard College. ... 8 April 1756 Adams, John Heard Mr. Maccarty preach the Lecture, drank Tea with him, and spent the Evening at Mr. ... 9 April 1756 Adams, John Drank Tea at Coll. Chandlers, spent the Evening at home with My Friend Eliot, lodged with ... 10 April 1756 Adams, John A raw cold day. The man to whom Nature has given a great and Surprizing Genius, will perform ... 11 April 1756 Adams, John Heard Mr. Maccarty preach all Day. Spent the Evening at Mr. Paines, and supped upon fresh ... 12 April 1756 Adams, John Signs of Rain. Cleard off about 10. A most beautiful Day. Drank Tea with Coll. Chandler, and ... 13 April 1756 Adams, John A fine morning. A Charming warm Day. Every thing looks gay and lively. The Grass begins to ... 14 April 1756 Adams, John A pleasant morning. Wheeler drank Tea here. I went with him in the Evening, to Capt. Stearns.... 15 April 1756 Adams, John Wheeler and I breakfasted at Mr. Maccarty’s. Went to Mr. Dyers. Very warm. Drank Tea and ... 16 April 1756 Adams, John A Stormy Day. ... 17 April 1756 Adams, John A Stormy Day. ... 18 April 1756 Adams, John A Stormy Day. For these 3 days past there has been a severe N.E. Storm. Heard Mr. Maccarty. ... 19 April 1756 Adams, John The Storm continues. ... 20 April 1756 Adams, John A lovely Day after the Storm. Drank Tea at Major Chandlers. Walked with the Coll. to his ... 21 April 1756 Adams, John Charming Weather. The Fields begin to look verdant. The leaves begin to shew themselves on ... 22 April 1756 Adams, John Cloudy, black morning. Cleared away very pleasant about 9. Dined at Capt. Stearns’s, with ... 23 April 1756 Adams, John A pleasant Day. I can as easily still the fierce Tempests or Stop the rapid Thunderbolt, as ... 24 April 1756 Adams, John A cloudy morn. All my Time seems to roll away unnoticed. I long to study sometimes, but have ... 25 April 1756 Adams, John Astronomers tell us, with good Reason, that not only all the Planets and Satellites in our ... 26 April 1756 Adams, John The Reflection that I penned Yesterday, appears upon the review to be weak enough. For 1st. ... 27 April 1756 Adams, John We had a few soft, vernal Showers to Day. ... 28 April 1756 Adams, John A cool but pleasant morning. Dined at Mr. Paines. Drank Tea at Mr. Putnams. Walked with him ... 29 April 1756 Adams, John Fast day. Heard Mr. Maccarty. Spent the Evening at Mr. Putnams. Our proper Business in this ... 30 April 1756 Adams, John A hazy, dull Day. Reading Milton. That mans Soul, it seems to me, was distended as wide as ...

[May 1756]

1 May 1756 Adams, John A rainy Day. If we consider a little of this our Globe we find an endless Variety of ... 2 May 1756 Adams, John Last night we had rain all night accompanied with a very high Wind, and the storm continues. ... 3 May 1756 Adams, John I was mistaken one Day in my reckoning. A pleasant Day. Spent the Evening and supped at Mr. ... 4 May 1756 Adams, John Let any man, suppose of the most improved understanding, look upon a watch, when the Parts ... 5 May 1756 Adams, John A very cold Day. Drank Tea at the Colonels. Spent the Evening at the Majors. ... 6 May 1756 Adams, John A cold day. Spent the Evening and supped at Mr. Putnams. ... 7 May 1756 Adams, John Spent the Evening and supped at Mr. Maccartys. A mans observing the Flux of the Tide to Day, ... 8 May 1756 Adams, John Went a Shooting with Mr. Putnam. Drank Tea with him and his Lady. ... 9 May 1756 Adams, John Since last Sunday I have wrote a few Papers of the Spectators, read the last Part of Butlers ... 10 May 1756 Adams, John A pleasant Day. ... 11 May 1756 Adams, John A pleasant day. The first Day of Court. Nature and Truth or rather Truth and right are ... 12 May 1756 Adams, John Rambled about all Day, gaping and gazing. ... 13 May 1756 Adams, John Spent the Evening with Mr. Swan at home. ... 14 May 1756 Adams, John Drank Tea at the Colonels.—Not one new Idea this Week. ... 15 May 1756 Adams, John A lovely Day. Soft vernal Showers. Exercise invigorates, and enlivens all the Faculties of ... 16 May 1756 Adams, John A pleasant morning. The Week past was Court week. I was interrupted by Company, and the ... 17 May 1756 Adams, John The Elephant and the Lion, when their Strength is directed and applyd by Man, can exert a ... 18 May 1756 Adams, John ... 19 May 1756 Adams, John ... 20 May 1756 Adams, John Spent the Evening at Gardiners. ... 21 May 1756 Adams, John After School, rode to Shrewsbury, went to Capt. Hows, to see Dr. Flynt, spent an Hour, and ... 22 May 1756 Adams, John Dined at Judge Chandlers. ... 23 May 1756 Adams, John Heard Mr. Maccarty. He is particularly fond of the following Expressions. Carnal, ungodly ... 24 May 1756 Adams, John A pleasant morning. Drank Tea at the Colonells.—Had the projectile Force in the Planets been ... 25 May 1756 Adams, John A cool, but pleasant Day. ... 26 May 1756 Adams, John Election Day. I have spent all this Day at Home reading a little and eating a little ... 27 May 1756 Adams, John Drank Tea at the Colonels with a Number of Ladies. Spent the Evening partly at Putnams and ... 28 May 1756 Adams, John Dined at the Majors. A pleasant Day.—If we examine critically the little Prospect that lies ... 29 May 1756 Adams, John Drank Tea at Mr. Putnams.—What is the proper Business of Mankind in this Life? We come into ... 30 May 1756 Adams, John Heard Mr. Maccarty. “You who are sinners, are in continual Danger of being swallowed up ... 31 May 1756 Adams, John When we see or feel any Body, we discern nothing but Bulk and Extention. We can change this ...

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1758

[October 1758]

5 October 1758 Adams, John Yesterday arrived here from Worcester. I am this Day about beginning Justinians Institutions ... 6 October 1758 Adams, John Rose about sun rise. Unpitched a Load of Hay. Translated 2 Leaves more of Justinian, and in ... 7 October 1758 Adams, John Read in Gilbert. Rode with Webb to Mr. Cranche’s. Dined and drank Tea with him, and then ... 8 October 1758 Adams, John Read a few Leaves in Baxters Enquiry into the Nature of the human Soul. He has explaind with ... 9 October 1758 Adams, John Read in Gilberts Tenures. I must and will make that Book familiar to me. ... 10 October 1758 Adams, John Read in Gilbert. I read him slowly, but I gain Ideas and Knowledge as I go along, which I ... 11 October 1758 Adams, John Rode to Boston. Conversed with Ned Quincy and Saml., Peter Chardon &c. By the Way Peter ... 12 October 1758 Adams, John Examined the Laws of this Province concerning Pads, Cattle, fences &c. and read in Gilbert. ... 13 October 1758 Adams, John Read Gilbert. Went in the Evening to Coll. Quincys. Heard a Tryal before him, as a Justice ... 16 October 1758 Adams, John Read a few Pages in Gilbert. I proceed very slowly. ... 17 October 1758 Adams, John Read in Gilbert. Went to Monatiquot to see the Raising of the new Meeting House. No ... 18 October 1758 Adams, John Went to Boston. ... 19 October 1758 Adams, John I borrowed yesterday of Quincy, the 1st Volume of Batista Angeloni’s Letters, and a general ... 21 October 1758 Adams, John Rose with the sun. Brot up the Horse and took a Ride over Penns Hill, as far as John ... 22 October 1758 Adams, John Conversed with Capt. Thatcher about commercial affairs.—When he receives a freight of Goods ... 23 October 1758 Adams, John ... 24 October 1758 Adams, John Rode to Boston. Arrived about 1/2 after 10. Went into the Court House, and sett down by Mr. ... 25 October 1758 Adams, John Went in the morning to Mr. Gridleys, and asked the favour of his Advice what Steps to take ... 26 October 1758 Adams, John Went in the morning to wait on Mr. Prat. He inquired if I had been sworn at Worcester? No. ... 27 October 1758 — 30 October 1758 Adams, John All Spent in absolute Idleness, or what is worse, gallanting the Girls. ... 31 October 1758 Adams, John Set down, and recollected my self, and read a little in Van Muyden, a little in naval Trade ...

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1760

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[June 1760]

1 June 1760 Adams, John Read 2 Odes in Horace. Spent the Evening at the Coll’s. While we were at supper, the Coll. ... 2 June 1760 Adams, John Wasted the Day, with a Magazine in my Hand. As it was Artillery Election, it seemed absurd ... 3 June 1760 Adams, John This Day has been lost in much the same, Spiritless manner. ... 4 June 1760 Adams, John Read nothing but Magazines as indeed an indisposition rendered me unfit for any Application. ... 5 June 1760 Adams, John Arose late. Feel disordered. 8 o’Clock, 3 1/2 Hours after Sun rise, is a sluggard’s rising ... 6 June 1760 Adams, John Arose very late. A cold, rainy northeasterly storm, of several Days continuance. I have an ... 7 June 1760 Adams, John Arose late, again. When shall I shake off the shackells of morning slumbers, and arise with ... 8 June 1760 Adams, John Spent the Evening and Night at the Coll’s. in ill natured, invidious, Remarks upon Eb. ... 9 June 1760 Adams, John Attended Major Crosbeys Court. Where Capts. Thayer and Hollis made their Appearance. Thayer ... 10 June 1760 Adams, John Altho my Spirits were wasted Yesterday, by sitting so late the Night before, (till one ... 14 June 1760 Adams, John This Week has been spent in Business, i.e. filling Writts, and Journeys to Boston, Scadding, ... 15 June 1760 Adams, John Rose early, 5 o clock. A pleasant Morning. The more I write the better. Writing is a most ... 16 June 1760 Adams, John Arose before the sun. Now I am ignorant of my Future Fortune, what Business, what ... 17 June 1760 Adams, John Arose before the sun again. This is the last day. What, and who to day? Ebenezer Hayden was ... 18 June 1760 Adams, John Read but little, thought but little, for the N.E. storm unstrung me. ... 19 June 1760 Adams, John I have been the longer in the Argument of this Cause not for the Importance of the Cause ... 20 June 1760 Adams, John I must not say so much about my self, nor so much about Hollis and Thayer by Name. I may ... 21 June 1760 Adams, John ... 23 June 1760 Adams, John A long obstinate Tryal, before Majr. Crosby, of the most litigious, vexatious suit, I think ... 24 June 1760 Adams, John Arose early, a very beautiful Morning. Zab. seems to make insufficient Distinctions between ... 25 June 1760 Adams, John Went out with the Coll., in his Canoe, after Tom Codd. Rowed down, in a still calm, and ... 26 June 1760 Adams, John Feel indifferently well after my yesterdays walk and sail. I have begun to read the Spirit ... 27 June 1760 Adams, John Read 100 Pages in the Spirit of Laws. Rambled away to a fine Spring in my Cozen Adam’s Land, ...

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3 November 1760 Adams, John Dana says the Administrator ought not to regard the Disgrace or Trouble or Expence of a ... 5 November 1760 Adams, John I presume upon the common sense of the World that no offence will be taken at the Freedom of ... 14 November 1760 Adams, John Another Year is now gone and upon Recollection, I find I have executed none of my Plans of ... 14 November 1760 Adams, John I am just entered on the 26th Year of my Life, and on the fifth Year of my studies in Law, ... 14 November 1760 Adams, John The Title is “The History of the Common Law of England.” The Frontispiece, I cannot ... 15 November 1760 Adams, John Spent last Evening at Coll. Quincys, with Coll. Lincoln. Several Instances were mentioned, ... 19 November 1760 Adams, John Parson Smith says the Art of Printing like most other Arts, and Instruments, was discovered ... 19 November 1760 Adams, John Dined at Badcocks, with McKenzie. He pretends to Mechanicks, and Manufactures. He owns the ... 21 November 1760 Adams, John This day has been spent to little Purpose. I must confine my Body, or I never shall confine ... 21 November 1760 Adams, John Finished the History of the Common Law, the second Time. The Dissertation on hereditary ... 22 November 1760 — 24 November 1760 Adams, John Pater was in a very sociable Mood this Evening. He told 3 or 4 merry stories of old Horn. ... 25 November 1760 Adams, John Rode to the Iron Works Landing to see a Vessell launched. And after Launching went to smoke ... 26 November 1760 Adams, John Ten days are now elapsed, since I began Hale the 2d time, and all the Law I have read, for ... 26 November 1760 Adams, John Night before Thanksgiving.—I have read a Multitude of Law Books—mastered but few. Wood. Coke.... 28 November 1760 Adams, John I have not read one Word of Law, this Day. But several Points, and Queries have been ... 29 November 1760 Adams, John Read no Law.—An exclusive Property is certainly claimed and enjoyed, by private Persons, in ... 30 November 1760 Adams, John Read no Law. Read Bolinbroke. ...

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1765

[Diary narrative spanning dates]Sodalitas, A Clubb of Friends.

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[December 1765]

18 December 1765 Adams, John How great is my Loss, in neglecting to keep a regular Journal, through the last Spring, ... 19 December 1765 Adams, John A fair Morning after a severe Storm of 3 days and 4 Nights. A vast Quantity of rain fell. ... 20 December 1765 Adams, John Went to Boston. Dined with Mr. Rowe, in Company with Messrs. Gridley, Otis, Kent, and Dudley.... 21 December 1765 Adams, John Spent the Morning in sauntering about, and chatting with one and another—The Sherriff, Mr. ... 22 December 1765 Adams, John At Home, with my family. Thinking. ... 23 December 1765 Adams, John Went to Boston. After Dinner rambled after Messrs. Gridley and Otis but could find neither. ... 24 December 1765 Adams, John Returned from Boston. Spent the afternoon and Evening at Home. ... 25 December 1765 Adams, John At Home. Thinking, reading, searching, concerning Taxation without Consent, concerning the ... 26 December 1765 Adams, John At Home by the Fireside viewing with Pleasure, the falling Snow and the Prospect of a large ... 27 December 1765 Adams, John In unforeseen Cases, i.e. when the State of things is found such as the Author of the ... 28 December 1765 Adams, John Went to Weymouth with my Wife. Dined at Father Smiths. Heard much of the Uneasiness among ... 29 December 1765 Adams, John Heard Parson Wibird. Hear O Heavens and give Ear O Earth, “I have nourished and brought up ... 30 December 1765 Adams, John We are now concluding the Year 1765, tomorrow is the last day, of a Year in which America ... 31 December 1765 Adams, John Went to Mr. Jo. Bass’s and there read Yesterdays Paper. Walked in the Afternoon into the ...

1766

[January 1766]

1 January 1766 Adams, John Severe cold, and a Prospect of Snow. ... 2 January 1766 Adams, John A great Storm of Snow last night. Weather tempestuous all Day. Waddled thro the Snow, ... 3 January 1766 Adams, John Fair Weather and Snow enough. Major Miller, Dr. Savil and Mr. Joseph Penniman spent the ... 4 January 1766 Adams, John Edes & Gill’s Gazette brought in. I find that Somebody has published the very scene in ... 5 January 1766 Adams, John Heard Mr. Wibird all Day. A Sacramental Sermon on “It is finished.—” ... 6 January 1766 Adams, John At Home. Mr. Smith and Mr. Penniman dined here. ... 7 January 1766 Adams, John At Boston. Hampden has given us in Yesterdays Gazette, a long Letter to Pym upon shutting up ... 8 January 1766 Adams, John At Home. Wrote &c. ... 9 January 1766 Adams, John At Home. ... 9 January 1766 Adams, John At Home all day. Mr. Smith, Dr. Tufts, Dr. Savil, Mr. Bass &c. here. ... 10 January 1766 Adams, John Humphry Ploughjogger received a Letter from a Friend, thanking him for his good Advice and ... 11 January 1766 Adams, John A Rain. ... 12 January 1766 Adams, John Heard Mr. Wibird all day, at Evening Mr. Etter, here. ... 13 January 1766 Adams, John At Boston, the Inferiour Court of Common Pleas opened. Present Mr. Wells, Mr. Watts and Mr. ... 14 January 1766 Adams, John Dined at Mr. William Coopers with Messrs. Cushing, Story, and John Boylstone. Cushing, ... 15 January 1766 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Isaac Smiths. No Company, no Conversation. Spent the Evening with the Sons of ... 16 January 1766 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Nick Boylstones, with the two Mr. Boylstones, two Mr. Smiths, Mr. Hallowel and ... 17 January 1766 Adams, John Came home, and dined, and there stayed. ... 18 January 1766 Adams, John At Home. The Dr. dined here. ... 19 January 1766 Adams, John Heard Mr. Robbins of Milton. ... 20 January 1766 Adams, John Leonard gave me an Account of a Clubb that he belongs to, in Boston. It consists of John ...

[March 1766]

1 March 1766 Adams, John Spent a Part of last Evening with Mr. Jo. Cleverly. He is a Tiptoe for Town Meeting. He has ... 2 March 1766 Adams, John Heard Mr. Wibirt. ... 3 March 1766 Adams, John My Brother Peter, Mr. Etter and Mr. Field, having a Number of Votes prepared for Mr. Quincy ... 4 March 1766 — 9 March 1766 Adams, John ... 10 March 1766 Adams, John Last Week went to Boston, and to Weymouth, &c. I hear that Mr. Benjamin Cleverly has already ... 11 March 1766 Adams, John Went to Boston. The Chief Justice not there. A Piece of political Finess, to make the People ... 12 March 1766 Adams, John Returned to Braintree. ... 13 March 1766 Adams, John At home. ... 14 March 1766 Adams, John Yesterday and to day the severest Storm of Snow, we have had this Year. ... 15 March 1766 Adams, John The Snow is as deep and in as mountainous Banks, as it has been at any Time this Winter.—The ... 16 March 1766 Adams, John Heard Mr. Wibirt all day. ... 17 March 1766 Adams, John Rain. A Piece in Evening Post March 10th. Remarks and Observations on Hutchinson’s History. ... 18 March 1766 Adams, John Went to Weymouth, found the Family mourning the Loss, and preparing for the Funeral of old ... 19 March 1766 Adams, John At Home. ... 20 March 1766 Adams, John At Mrs. Baxters Funeral. ... 21 March 1766 Adams, John A fine Spring like Morning. The Birds of many Sorts, as sprightly and musical. ... 28 March 1766 Adams, John I have omitted writing a Week. Dr. Tufts lodged here last Night with Yesterdays Paper. The ...

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