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Putrefaction (0:08)
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No Grass This Year (0:09)
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Refreshing Rain (0:14)
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Tranquility (0:20)
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In this diary entry, written during a summertime break from his vice presidential duties, Adams savors his life on the Braintree farm.

Refreshing Rain (0:14)
July 14, 1796

My men are hilling the corn over the road. A soft fine rain is falling as sweetly as I ever saw. It will refresh the gardens, revive the corn, make the fruit grow rapidly.

John & Abigail Adams American Experience PBS