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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-01-01-02-0002-0004-0015

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1756-04-15

14 [i.e. 15] Thurdsday.

Wheeler and I breakfasted at Mr. Maccarty’s. Went to Mr. Dyers.1 Very warm. Drank Tea and spent the Evening at Mr. Putnams, in conversation concerning Christianity. He is of Opinion that the Apostles were a Company of Enthusiasts. He says we have only their word, to { 21 } prove that they spoke with different Tongues, raised the Dead, and healed the Sick &c.2
1. Joseph Dyer, “an excentric Character ... who had removed from Boston and lived on a Farm of Mr. Thomas Handcock, Uncle of the late Governor, and kept a Shop” (JA, Autobiography).
2. Putnam’s religious opinions are described more fully in JA’s Autobiography.
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/