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Docno: ADMS-01-01-02-0006-0006-0003

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1761-06-20

Saturday June 20th. 1761.1

I have been interrupted from Reading this Institute ever since Feby. Amidst the Dissipations of Business, Pleasure, Conversation, Intrigue, Party &c. what mortal can give Attention to an old latin Institute of the Cannon Law? But it is certainly worth while to proceed and finish it, as I have already been 2/3 thro it.
1. This second entry so dated is from D/JA/4, JA ’s desultory record of studies. The “Institute” here mentioned is Lancelotti’s compilation of canon law; see entries of 27 Jan., above, and 17 Oct., below.