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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-01-01-02-0005-0002-0022

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1760-06-26

1760. June 26. Thurdsday.

Feel indifferently well after my yesterdays walk and sail. I have begun to read the Spirit of Laws, and have resolved to read that Work, thro, in order and with Attention. I have hit upon a Project that will secure my Attention to it, which is to write in the Margin, a sort of Index to every Paragraph.1
1. JA had at least sampled the Spirit of Laws earlier; see Summer 1759, above, and note 19 there.