Diary of John Adams, volume 1

Wednesday 25 June.

June 27th. Friday.

1760. June 26. Thurdsday. JA


1760. June 26. Thurdsday. Adams, John
1760. June 26. Thurdsday.

Feel indifferently well after my yesterdays walk and sail. I have begun to read the Spirit of Laws, and have resolved to read that Work, thro, in order and with Attention. I have hit upon a Project that will secure my Attention to it, which is to write in the Margin, a sort of Index to every Paragraph.1


JA had at least sampled the Spirit of Laws earlier; see Summer 1759, above, and note 19 there.