. Here begin the scraps of JA
's Diary, nine paper booklets or folded sheets, of various sizes and shapes, which
are collectively designated D/JA/46 in the Adams Papers
and which complete the MS
of the Diary as JA
kept it, very intermittently, from 1787 to 1804.
As to the date of this entry, since JA
says he attended church and meeting three times “Yesterday,” it can only be supposed
that he was writing on Monday, 6 August.
The top edge of this sheet of the MS
is charred. Some words and parts of words have been supplied, in brackets, from the
text printed by CFA