Little is known of Adams

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Little is known of Adams's boyhood, and what little is known comes from the  comprehensive three-volume biography his great-grandson William V. Wells later wrote.  Little other information on Adams's early years has been found. He studied at the  Boston Latin School for eight years, learning Latin and Greek. Adams, like most of the  sons from Boston's elite, entered Harvard College in 1736 at the age of fourteen.  Although his father had expected him to pursue the ministry, it quickly became obvious  that Adams had little interest in following his father to the pulpit. Adams progressed  through college without distinguishing himself in any way. He was disciplined once by  Harvard for sleeping through morning prayers, and he was ranked fifth in the class of  twenty-two when ranked by the social standing of his parents. He studied arithmetic, 
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