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John Adams Recalls Youthful Bat and Ball Play

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Saying that his first fifteen years "went off like a fairy tale," John Adams [1735-1826] wrote fondly "of making and sailing boats . . swimming, skating, flying kites and shooting marbles, bat and ball, football, . . . wrestling and sometimes boxing."

 

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David McCullough, John Adams [Touchstone Books, 2001], page 31. 

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Submitted by Priscilla Astifan
Submission Note 11/17/2006



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