Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

23d. Monday.

25th. Wednesday.

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24th. Tuesday.

This forenoon I bought Moliere's works.1 Mr. D. went to Mr. Colombi's in the afternoon. Stay'd at home all day. Cloudy weather.


JQA's set in MQA, perhaps imperfect (in two editions) and possibly incomplete when he bought it, is Moliére's Oeuvres, Paris, 1760, vols. 1–4, 6, and 7, and Paris, 1753, vol. 8. An inscription in vol. 1, “J. Q. Adams, St. Petersbourg, Septr. 23, 1782. 2 Rubles,” indicates that the works may actually have been purchased the day before ( Catalogue of JQA's Books ).