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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 2


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

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1786-04-01

Saturday April 1st. 1786.

After having had a month of March uncommonly pleasant, and warm, the Present one begins with a Snow Storm. From about 2 o'clock afternoon it has snow'd, steadily till late in the Evening. Our Class recited this morning in Doddridge, but I was not in. My Chamber is so situated that the College bell, does, not sound with sufficient force to wake me, in the morning, and I have not of late been used to rise, so early as 6, which is here, the hour for prayers.1
1. For a discussion of JQA 's physical surroundings at Harvard, see the Descriptive List of Illustrations, A Westerly View of Harvard College, Circa 1783–1784 140No. 8 7 .