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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 3


Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0013-0003-0027

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1796-08-27

August 27. 1796. Saturday.

Sullivan carting Seaweed, spread one Load among the red Loam in the Cavity in the Yard. Trask mowing Bushes in the meadow below the Garden. James cutting the Trees. Billings, Bass and Thomas, about the Wall. Brisler absent on Account of his sick Child.
The Wall, the Alterations of the Road, and the Carting of the Earth, Soil, Loam, Gravel and Stones, out of the Way, whether We { 245 } spread them on the Meadow, lay them in heaps for Compost in the Yard, or deposit them in Parts of the Road where they may be wanted, will in the most frugal Course We can take consume much labour at a great Expence.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0013-0003-0028

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1796-08-28

August 28. 1796. Sunday.

Hot. Went not out. Mr. Strong preached. Reading Bryants Analysis of ancient Mythology.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0013-0003-0029

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1796-08-29

August 29. Monday. 1796.

Warm. Billings, Bass and two Sullivans1 with James on the Wall. Carted 9 or 10 Load of excellent Soil into an heap, below the lower Garden Wall, and put it to two Loads of Seaweed and some Lime, for manure for the Corn in the Meadow next Year. Carted besides, 3 Loads into the Hollow in the Cowyard. An extream hot day. Reading Bryant. Wrote to Phila. to Wolcot and Pickering.2
1. Probably an error for the “two Lathrops” (or Lothrops).
2. The letter to Oliver Wolcott Jr., secretary of the treasury (CtHi), requested “a Quarters Salary.” The letter to Timothy Pickering has not been found, but Pickering's reply of 5 Sept. (Adams Papers) shows that JA had inquired about the health of TBA , secretary of legation to his brother JQA at The Hague.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0013-0003-0030

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1796-08-30

August 30. Tuesday. 1796.

Prospect of another hot day. Pursuing the Wall. Tirrell worked with our Men. Trask cutting Bushes on the ploughed Meadow at the other Place. Wind shifted to the North and then to the N.E. and the Air became very cold. Rode up to see Trask. Carted Mould into the Yard all Day.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0013-0003-0031

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1796-08-31

August 31. 1796. Wednesday.

Wind north and Air cold. Working on the high Ways. Carried a great Part of my gravel and spread it on the Road to the Meeting House.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0013-0004-0001

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1796-09-01

September 1. 1796. Thursday.

The Summer is ended and the first day of Autumn commenced. The Morning is cold tho the Wind is West. To Work again on the high Ways. Billings out upon his Wall a little after Sunrise. Captn. Hall Surveyor of High Ways finished the Road between my Garden and new Wall.
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