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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 3


Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0014-0001-0001

Author: Adams, John
DateRange: 1804-07 - 1804-08

[July–August] 1804.1

July   2d.   Mowed, over vs. Yard and Garden    
  3   One Load, from the road to the ditch and from the cart path to the pasture Lane   1  
  4   Four Loads, over the Way and between the ditch and orchard   4  
  5   One Load from Chris Webbs House Lott   1  
  6   One from the 10 Acre Lot on the hill   1  
  7   Two in Cranchs Barn and two from the 10 Acre Lott   4  
Sunday   8      
  9   Two load one from Mr. Cranchs and 1 from 10 Acre Lot   2  
Wed.   11.   4 Load from about the Hancock Cellar   4  
T.   12.   6 Load five from about Hancocks Cellar and one from the Walnut Lot   6  
F.   13   6 Load. 3 from Walnut Lot and three from about Hancocks Cellar and one Jag2   7  
S.   14.   Six Loads from Chris. Webbs farm   6  
Sunday   15      
Monday   16      
Tuesday   17      
Wednesday   18   Seven Loads 3 from the orchard and 4 into Mr. Cranches Barn of Clover—Jaggs all.   7  
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Thursday   19      
F.   20      
S.   21   5 Load from the Wire Grass Hill   5  
Sunday   22      
Monday   23   Three Loads from the ten Acre hill   3  
Tuesday   24   Three Loads from the orchard and beyond it   3  
Wednesday   25   Two Loads from the Ditch   2  
Thursday   26   Three Loads in Mr. Cranchs Barn   3  
Fryday   27   Three, fresh and all into Mr. C. Barn   3  
Saturday   28   One Load from the Beech Meadow part black grass   1  
      63  
Sunday   29      
Monday   30   One Load Salt [hay] from the Coves   1  
August   17   Fryday 5 loads of Salt Hay from the Coves   5  
Saturday   18   3 loads, one from the Coves and two from Mount Wollaston at the Salt pond   3  
Sunday   19      
Monday   20   3 Loads from the Meadows on this and the other side the Causey   3  
Tuesday   21   2 Loads from the Causey at Mount Wollaston   2  
Wednesday   22   Four loads from the beach   4  
Thursday   23   Two loads from the Beach Salt Hay   2  
      20  
1. This tabular record of JA's haying operations and the homely entry immediately following, the final scraps of JA's Diary, were not printed by CFA.
2. Jag, substantive, 2 (origin unknown): “dial, and U.S. ... 1. A load (usually a small cartload) of hay, wood, etc.” (OED).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/