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Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0002-0001

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-01-27

N.(1782)S. January 27th

Began to read Hume's history of England.1
1. David Hume, The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688, 8 vols., London, 1763, which JQA borrowed from the English or British Library of St. Petersburg, where he found “a good collection of English Authors” (Dana to JA , 25 Jan., Adams Papers). JQA 's notes (copied quotations) from his reading of Hume appear in M/JQA/1, Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 199.