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John Adams, four years removed from the presidency, describes his hopes in his diary.

Tranquility (0:20)
February 27, 1805

Far removed from all the intrigues, I hope to enjoy more tranquility than has ever before been my lot. I call for my chisels, drills, and wedges to split rocks, and for my wagons to cart seaweed for manure. I mount my horse and ride on the seashore.

John & Abigail Adams American Experience PBS