Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

2d Saturday.

4th. Monday.

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3d. Sunday.

Thermometer in the morning at 15 degrees cold. Fine weather. I went to take a walk with Mr. Peyron the Swedish Consul,1 and Mr. Montréal. Went into the house where Peter the great resided; it is of wood painted in imitation of brick and is but one Story high, and has four very small rooms in it. There is a Porch since put round it to sustain it, and under the Porch is kept a barge of Peter the great's own building.2 Finished Hume's 2d. Volume. 515 pages.


Claës Bartholomeus von Peyron, Swedish consul at St. Petersburg, 1778–1786 ( Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon , 8:178).


The first wooden cottage of Peter the Great was constructed in 1703, the year building of the city was begun. Over it was erected a brick porch, or arcade, to preserve it from the weather on Petersburg Island in the Neva Delta (Storch, Picture of Petersburg , p. 54).