Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

3d. JQA 3d. Adams, John Quincy

This morning the Count set off from here and continued his route for Carlscrona Karlskrona. I went with Mr. Wadström 163about 3. Swedish miles out of town, to pass there this day and tomorrow.

4th. JQA 4th. Adams, John Quincy

This afternoon at about 3 o'clock, we set out to return in town and arrived at about 6. o'clock. We went to the coffee house after our return.

5th. JQA 5th. Adams, John Quincy

This forenoon I went with Mr. Schiebe to the german church, but it happened this day that we had a Swedish sermon.1 I dined at Mr. C. B. Wadström's. After dinner I went with him out of town to his brother's where we stay'd till after supper, and then return'd in town.


In the margin of the entry is a small pencil sketch of a minister at his pulpit with his congregation below.

6th. JQA 6th. Adams, John Quincy

This day I dined at Mr. C. B. Wadström's. In the evening I went to the assembly here, of which there are sixteen every winter.1 This was the first for this winter. I return'd home at about 11. o'clock.


In the margin of the entry are three small pencil sketches: several figures seated around a table; a man and woman dancing; and two couples dancing in a circle.

7th. JQA 7th. Adams, John Quincy

I dined at Mr. C. B. Wadström's with a great deal of company. In the evening I went to the play,1 which can indeed hardly be call'd a play. However, it is as much as this small town can allow. After the play I return'd to Mr. Wadström's where with all the company.2


In the margin is a small pencil sketch of two figures standing before a backdrop.


Laid in between pages two and three of the Diary is the following four-line poem, written presumably in Wadström's hand:

Monsieur et chèr Ami ! Tout se passe avec le Tems Le Tems se passe de même L'Eternité n'a point de Tems Mon Amitié de meme a Norrköping en Ostrogothie

CB: Wadström.

le 7me. Janvier 1783