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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 3


Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0013-0003-0014

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1796-08-14

August 14. 1796. Sunday.

The Weather hot and dry.
One great Advantage of the Christian Religion is that it brings the great Principle of the Law of Nature and Nations, Love your Neigh• { 241 } bour as yourself, and do to others as you would that others should do to you, to the Knowledge, Belief and Veneration of the whole People. Children, Servants, Women and Men are all Professors in the science of public as well as private Morality. No other Institution for Education, no kind of political Discipline, could diffuse this kind of necessary Information, so universally among all Ranks and Descriptions of Citizens. The Duties and Rights of The Man and the Citizen are thus taught, from early Infancy to every Creature. The Sanctions of a future Life are thus added to the Observance of civil and political as well as domestic and private Duties. Prudence, Justice, Temperance and Fortitude, are thus taught to be the means and Conditions of future as well as present Happiness.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0013-0003-0015

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1796-08-15

August 15. 1796. Monday.

My Team met the Abington Team at the Bars, and plough'd the Baulk between Burrells Corn and the great Wall, with the great Plough.
Ploughed on the North Side of the Wall from the Road to the rocky Vally with the small breaking up plough. Trask mowing Bushes and burning. At Night both Teams came home with both Ploughs.
Mrs. Adams went with Mrs. Otis to Situate and Plymouth.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0013-0003-0016

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1796-08-16

August 16. 1796. Tuesday.

Mr. Reed and Mr. Gurney with Billings ploughing below the lower Garden with 9 Cattle, and the small breaking up plough. It took a long time to fix the Plough with a Wheel &c. In the Afternoon ploughed upon Stony field Hill.
Sullivan with one Yoke of oxen, the Steers and Mare gone to cart Salt Hay for my Tenants French and Vinton.
Tirrell and Thomas still threshing. James and Prince, idle as usual.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0013-0003-0017

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1796-08-17

August 17. 1796. Wednesday.

Seven Yoke of Oxen and a Horse, Mr. Reed, Mr. Gurney, Mr. Billings, Mr. Brisler, Sullivan and Thomas Lothrop and black James, Seven hands ploughing with the great Plough in the Meadow below the lower Garden. Prince gone to Mill. The Weather dry, fair and cool. The Wind Easterly.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0013-0003-0018

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1796-08-18

August 18. 1796. Thursday.

Ten Yoke of Oxen and ten Men ploughing in the Meadow below my House.
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