Diary of John Adams, volume 2

1777. Feb. 23.

Feb. 29.

1777. Feb. 28. Fryday. JA


1777. Feb. 28. Fryday. Adams, John
1777. Feb. 28. Fryday.

Last Evening had a good deal of free Conversation, with Mr. R. Purveyance. He seems to me to have a perfect Understanding of the affairs of this State. Men and Things are very well known to him.

The object of the Men of Property here, the Planters &c., is universally, Wealth. Every Way in the World is sought to get and save Money. Landjobbers—Speculators in Land—little Generosity to the Public—little public Spirit.