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1779

[November 1779]

1 November 1779 — 30 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy AJournalAJournal By MeJ Q AVol:1st ... 12 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy A Journal by J Q AFrom AmericatoSpain VOL. Ist.begun Friday12th. of November1779 ... 12 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This Morning at about 11 o clock I took leave of my Mamma, my Sister, and Brother Tommy, and ... 13 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy To day at about 1 o clock Pappa, and my Brother Charles, came to town, and at about 5 o ... 14 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning a great number of Gentlemen came on board, and amongst others Col Johonnot, ... 15 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning a brig and a schooner went out I suppose after wood to the eastward. About 8 o ... 18 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy Yesterday and day before there was nothing remarkable only that all day yesterday there was ... 19 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy 12 o clock. The Gale continues. Nothing else remarkable. 6 o clock. The wind has abated a ... 20 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning about 6 o clock spy'd a sail about 2 miles off. We sent the courier de L'europe ... 21 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy Nothing remarkable to day except calm all day. 6 o clock. It begins to freshen. We go about ... 22 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy A fresh breeze all day from the SSE. The Captain says we are about fifty Leagues from the ... 23 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy The weather is very much like that of the Bank. The Courier has taken two fish. At twelve o ... 24 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning the Courier lost herself in the fog but at about ten o clock we found her again.... 25 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning about nine o clock the courier lost her foretopmast. About twelve o clock she ... 26 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This Morning a very fresh breeze from the N.W. 7 o clock. We now go 12 knots an hour; every ... 27 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy I could not write any more yesterday because a Gale of wind came on which hinder'd me but to ... 28 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy 6 o clock. Calm and cloudy. 9 o clock. It begins to freshen. 6 o clock P.M. A very fresh ... 29 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy The ship is very leaky. The passengers are all called to the Pump four times per day. 8 o ... 30 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy To day a middling breeze from the S.E or SSE. At 12 o clock to day being at the Pump there ...

[December 1779]

1 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy We housed all the Guns to day because she rolled a great deal. A fresh breeze from the S.S.E.... 2 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy A fresh breeze from the South. Continual Squalls thunder and lightning. 6 o clock PM. The ... 3 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Pleasant weather. A fresh breeze from the S.W. The Captain intends to go to Spain to search ... 4 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy A middling breeze from the SW. This afternoon about four o clock a land Bird came a hovering ... 5 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy A middling breeze from the S.W. We replaced our guns. We took in the Main, and forsails in ... 6 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning my brother Charles look'd out of Pappa's window and said he saw a flock of Wild ... 7 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Last night about nine o clock we saw a number of fish. We could not tell what they were; ... 8 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning about half after four o clock we saw a sail. At about seven o clock we could ... 9 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning My Pappa, Mr. Dana, Mr. Allen, Mr. Thaxter, Sammy Cooper, my brother Charles, ... Adams, John Quincy A journal from thetime I left the fregateLa Sensible to thetime I left Ferrol. ... Adams, John Quincy AJournal byJohn Quincy AdamsContinuationFrom The XthOf DecemberTo The Last OfThe Same ... 10 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I took a walk about the town but saw nothing worth remarking. At about half ... 11 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon a Captain of one of the french men of War came and very politely invited me on ... 12 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to the French Consuls to ask him if he went to day. He said that it blew ... 13 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Very rainy all this day. It is impossible to go to Coronna to day. 10 o clock. I have been ... 14 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy The French consul was here last night (he is to go to Coronna with us). He told us that he ... 15 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning at 5 o clock the Consul's servant came and wak'd us up. We dress'd and drank a ... Adams, John Quincy A Journal from the time I left Ferrol to the time I left Coronna. ... 16 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning I took a walk about the town to see and found that it was a much more pleasant ... 17 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to see the tour de fer (as the French call it and the spaniards Tour ... 18 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to the French Consul's and from there to the Governor's of this place. ... 19 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon we all went to the Consuls where we dined. There were 16 Gentlemen 51 dishes, ... 20 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Very rainy all this forenoon. This morning Pappa, Mr. Dana, Mr. Allen and Mr. Thaxter went ... 21 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Sammy Cooper Charles and I went to the Consul's in order to go a Gunning. The ... 22 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Rain'd all day with intermissions. At about 3 o clock PM we went a Gunning with Flamand. We ... 23 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy A good day. At about 11 o clock we saw a Sail and at one o clock we saw a nother one of ... 24 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning a Spanish 80 Gun Ship went out of this harbour. At about 10 o clock the Consul ... 25 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This is a great day with the Roman Catholics. “Fete de Nouailles” Christmas. However I find ... 26 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This Morning Mr. Lagoanere came to our lodgings and told us that we should go at one o clock ... Adams, John Quincy A Journal from the timeI left Corunna to the timeI arrived at Astorga. ... 26 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Their were three Carriages all drawn by Mules, two at each carriage and each carriage ... 27 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning at six o clock our ears were assaulted by “Tis time to get up.” If the Guide ... 28 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning we got up at 6 and were stirring at 8. Mr. Dana, Mr. Allen, and Mr. Thaxter ... 29 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about 8 o clock we set away from Baamonde and travell'd on. At twelve o ... 30 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning we all got up at 3 o clock but did not set out till 7. We went over several ... 31 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy We had nothing worth remarking to day except we kept ascending all day and we are now at the ...

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1780

[January 1780]

1 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Thaxter wak'd me up by sounding in my ears, I wish you a happy new year and ... 2 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning at seven o clock we got up and at 9 o clock set away. We went through several ... 3 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning we got up at 5 o clock and at 6 we set away from Benbibere. We dined in a ... 4 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning our Guide told us that the Chaises had several things to be mended and that we ... 5 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about sun rise we set of f from Astorga with very fine weather and roads. We ... 6 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning we asked a man how many convents there were in Leon. He wrote what follows. ... 7 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning we set away from Manzilla with good weather and roads but very cold. We stopt ... 8 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy Fine weather. We came through several villages. We have come seven leagues to day. At about ... 9 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy Cloudy weather. We din'd at Palentia Palencia which is a city as Large as Corunna. At about ... 10 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning at 7 o clock we set away from Torre quemada. Just after we set away we went ... 11 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning at 7 ½ we set away from Sellada el Cameno. At about 10 o clock it began to snow ... 12 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy Good weather. Set away from Burgos and pursued our journey. Dined at a little village and at ... 13 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy Rose at about day break and set away ½ an hour before sun rise. Passed through several ... 14 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning we set away at about sun rise. We came two leagues and then went a league up ... 15 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning we rose at about day break and at about a half an hour before Sun rise we set ... 16 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy Went to look about the Town. Saw nothing worth remarking. The two Mr. Gardoqui's Capt. ... 17 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy All the Gentlemen dined at Mr. Gardoqui's but I being unwell did not go. Settled with Raymon ... 18 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy Felt better to day. We all dined at home to day. We expect to set out for Bayonne on ... 19 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy To day all the Gentlemen went down the river except Mr. Dana and myself. At about 6 o clock ... 20 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy Sot out about 3 o clock P M. Nothing remarkable. ... 23 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy Nothing remarkable for these 3 days. At about 5 o clock P M arrived at Bayonne. Nothing more ... 25 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy Set away at about 9 o clock. At about half after 9 began to Snow. Snow'd 2 hours. Went 45 ... 29 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy Nothing remarkable Since we left Bayonne. At about 5 arrived at Bordeaux. Mr. Vernon and Mr. ... 30 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy We all dined at Mr. Bonfeild's. After dinner went to the play. Had Amphitrion and Cartouche. ... 31 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy Went about to see the town. Saw the Shipping which made a Grand appearance. The Gentlemen ...

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[July 1780]

[August 1780]

1 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about half after ten Mr. Jennings came here and at about half after eleven ... 2 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This Morning my Brother Charles went to find Mr. Bordly but he was not at home. Charles and ... 3 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Jennings came and at about nine o clock he took leave of us and we set out ... 4 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning we set away at about 5 o clock. We went about two leagues on the pavements and ... 5 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Pappa brother Charles and myself went to see a Gentleman for whom Pappa had ... 6 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy At about 8 o clock got up and at about half after nine Pappa brother Charles and myself went ... 7 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning we got up at about 7 o clock and at about half after eight we set away from our ... 8 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Dumas came and we went with him about the town. The description is in the ... 9 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Dumas came and went with Pappa to the French Ambassadors lodgings. After ... 10 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning we got up breakfasted and went down to Go away in the Nine o clock boat. When ... 11 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning we got up and breakfasted. After breakfast Pappa went to the premiere bible to ... 12 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning a Gentleman whose name is du Bois came here to see Pappa. He stay'd some time ... 13 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Deneufville came and My Pappa, Commodore Gillon, Mr. Holdenpyl, Captn. ... 14 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Pappa went out and at about 10 o clock came back. At about 1 o clock Commodore ... 15 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about 9 o clock Commodore Gillon came here with two other Gentlemen. At ... 16 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Pappa went out and came back again at about eleven o clock. At about two o ... 17 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Pappa went out with Mr. Deneufvilles son and stay'd some time. At about one o ... 18 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Deneufville's son came here with his father's carriage and at about ten o ... 19 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Pappa, brother Charles, and myself went to a booksellers shop where we bought a ... 20 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Commodore Gillon came here at about nine o clock and We all went to a ... 21 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Commodore Gillon came here and went out with Pappa to take a Walk and did not ... 22 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Pappa went out to take a walk and did not come back till about three quarters ... 23 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy Pappa went out in the morning and came home and dined at home. Our Master comes every ... 24 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This day at about half after twelve PM. Commodore Gillon came here and went into the country ... 25 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about half after ten o clock Mr. Leroi came to our lodgings and then went ... 26 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about eight o clock Mr. Le Roi came here and went with Pappa, brother ... 27 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about half after seven o clock Mr. Le Roi came to our lodgings and at about ... 28 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Pappa went out to take a walk and did not get back till about half after one o ... 29 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Le Roi came here and also Mr. Guild. Mr. Guild dined here and drank tea ... 30 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning Pappa went out and came back again with Mr. Le Roi. Pappa dined out. Charles ... 31 August 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning we got up and I asked the names of all the scholars who board here. They are as ...

[September 1780]

1 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy To day Pappa came here and brought me a letter from Mr. Thaxter. Pappa Says that the news of ... 2 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Half holiday. After School went to Pappa's house. We dined there. After dinner we went to ... 3 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning young Mr. Brants came and stay'd here. At about nine o clock Mr. Deneufville ... 4 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning got up at about 7 o clock dressed and breakfasted. After breakfast Pappa wrote ... 5 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy As I have nothing else to write for to day I will translate from the Guide D'Amsterdam ... 6 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Half Holiday. At about ten o clock Mr. Le Roi came here and invited us to go and dine with ... 7 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Holiday for the first Class, but not for the rest of the School. ... 8 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Nothing very remarkable to day. ... 9 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Half Holiday. At about twelve o clock Stevens came here for us, as we were going we met our ... Adams, John Quincy End of the second Volume of My Journal. J.Q. Adams MDCCLXXX ... Adams, John Quincy hzo er fryjei of vaf jhfirnofj ... 10 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning we got up at about 8 o clock and at about half after 9 Mr. Crommelin, and his ... 11 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Half Holiday for the school. This morning at about 9 o clock we left Pappa and went to ... 12 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Received two lettone a Letter from Mr. Thaxter. Nothing remarkable this day. ... 13 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Half Holiday. To day at about twelve o clock we went to Pappa's lodgings and went from ... 14 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Rain'd in the afternoon but clear'd up at night. ... 15 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Nothing Remarkable to day. ... 16 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Half Holiday. Today about 1 o clock brother Charles and I came to Pappa's lodgings where we ... 17 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning My brother Charles and myself went to the first bible to see Mr. Dana and Mr. ... 18 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Went back to the school. Nothing remarkable to day. ... 19 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy I received a letter from one of my schoolmates at Paris. ... 20 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy This day I went to Pappa's to day. Got back to the school at eight oclock P.M. Nothing ... 21 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Holiday for the school. At about half after twelve brother Charles and myself went to ... 22 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Vacancies for three weeks begins this day. To day I went with all the scholars to see the ... 23 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Went to Pappa's house, stay'd there till about half after eight O clock and then we went ... 24 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to Pappa's to go to meeting with him. We Went first to Mr. Dana's but he ... 25 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Pappa's with several American Gentlemen. Supp'd at Mr. Le Roi's. Got back to School ... 26 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Dined and supp'd at Mr. Le Roi's. Went to see the fair. Got back to School at about ten ... 27 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Pappa's house. Went to see the fair. Got back to School at about 9 o clock. ... 28 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Pappa's house. Got back to school at about half after eight o clock. ... 29 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Rain'd hard all day. Dined at Mr. Le Roi's with Pappa, Commodore Gillon Captain Joyner, Mr. ... 30 September 1780 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Pappa's. Got back to school at about half after eight o clock. Nothing Remarkable ...

1781

[1 June – 30 January 1781]

9 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy Got up in the morning at about 6 o'clock, and set myself to work; breakfasted at half past ... 10 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning I got up at about 7 1/2 o'clock breakfasted and at about 9 o'clock Pappa, ... 11 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning I got up at about 8 o'clock breakfasted, and went to see Mr. Deneufville; we ... 12 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning after breakfast I went to Mr. Sigourny's to see about some quill's. He gave me ... 13 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Cerisier came here and said that he had read in the Brussels Gazette, that ... 14 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Jennings and Mr. Greves came here with An English Gazette; in which there ... 15 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Dana, Mr. Thaxter, brother Charles and myself went to Kaa's, to see Mr. ... 16 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This day Mr. Brice, Commodore Gillon, Colo. Searle, Major Jackson, Captn. Coltyzer and Mr. ... 17 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning Pappa, Mr. Dana, brother Charles and I, went to the English presbyterian ... 18 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to a bookseller's to get the Politique Hollandois; Mr. Cerisier din'd ... 19 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This day we all din'd at Mr. Deneufville's with Mr. Cerisier Colo. Searle Mr. Brice Mr. Van ... 20 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to Mr. Sigourney's to carry the English news Papers to him, din'd at ... 21 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This day I din'd at Madam Chabanel's, with Mr. Jennings, Captn. Coltyzer Mr. and Madam ... 22 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to Mr. De la Lande and Fynje's; din'd at home. Mr. Guild din'd Here. ... 23 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went with Mr. Dana to the old Man House to buy a few things. We hear that a ... 24 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy Nothing remarkable in the forenoon, Mr. Thaxter din'd at Mr. Sigourney's; I din'd at home, ... 25 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to Mr. Crajenschot's to get the 20th No. of the Politique Hollandois ... 26 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy Nothing remarkable in the forenoon; after dinner I went with Doctor Brown to the New French ... 27 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to take a walk with Mr. Bordly met in the street two of my old ... 28 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning brother Charles and I, went to buy a trunk, when we had got it here we began to ... 29 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning brother Charles and I packed up our trunks, and I went to take leave of our ... 30 June 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Cook came here and breakfasted with us and at half past six we went to the ...

[July 1781]

1 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning Pappa and brother Charles and I went to church; din'd at home, Mr. Cook, Mr. ... 2 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning Major Jackson came here; I went to Mr. Crajenschot's for the Politique ... 3 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy Din'd at home, after dinner Mr. Searle and Major Jackson came here. At about nine o'clock a ... 4 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This day being the Anniversary of American Independance, all the Americans din'd together, ... 5 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to see when the boats go for Utrecht. Mr. Dana and Mr. Thaxter din'd at ... 6 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning Dr. Waterhouse came here and told us that Colo. Trumbul had arriv'd in Town. I ... 7 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning we pack'd up everything; to go a Journey; At about 11 o'clock Mr. Trumble and ... 8 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Dana and Mr. Deneufville ... 9 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr Deneufville and Mr. Dana went to look for a carriage, I did not go out in ... 10 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about half past nine o'clock Mr. Dana, his servant and I set away from ... 11 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about six o'clock we set off from Nimegen and arriv'd at about 8 P.M at ... 12 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy Dusseldorp a small town strongly fortified on the land side, but open on the river Rhine ... 13 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Dana and I went to see a gentleman for whom Mr. Dana had letters. He went ... 14 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning at 6 o'clock we set off from Cologne for Coblentz where we arrived at about 6 ... 15 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about four o'clock we set off from Coblentz for Francfort, Where we arriv'd ... 16 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning we enquired something about this city: It is situated upon the river Meyn and ... 17 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at Francfort all day, nothing remarkable happen'd. ... 18 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon at about 4 o'clock we set off from Francfort upon the Meyn for Hannau where ... 19 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning we set away from Hannau at 4 o'clock A.M. and arriv'd at Hunfeld (which is ... 20 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning we set off from Hunfeld at about 5 o'clock for Gotha where we arriv'd at about ... 21 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning at five o'clock we set off from Gotha and arriv'd at Naumburg (distant 60 ... 22 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning at 4 o'clock we set off from Naumburg for Leipsic where we arriv'd at about 11 ... 23 July 1781 — 25 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy On Monday at about 1 o'clock P.M. we set away from Leipsig for Berlin, Where we arriv'd this ... 26 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy Nothing remarkable this day. ... 27 July 1781 Adams, John Quincy This morning we went to see the kings arsenal, ...

[August 1781]

1782

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[January 1782]

[February 1782]

1 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. ... 2 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went to the shops, and bought some things A.M. P.M Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud went to the German ... 3 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Thermometer in the morning at 15 degrees cold. Fine weather. I went to take a walk with Mr. ... 4 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Very unwell all day, but went notwithstanding that to the English Library and took out the ... 5 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went with Mr. Artaud to the shops and bought some things. Fine weather. The Thermometer at ... 6 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Staid at Home all day. Mr. D. went to Mr. Wolff the banker's. ... 7 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. D. very unwell all day. Mr. Artaud dined out. Finished the 3d. Volume of Hume's history. ... 8 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Thermometer at 18 below.0. in the morning. Mr. D. Continues unwell. Stay'd at home all day ... 9 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Staid at Home all day. ... 10 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Finished Hume's 4th Volume. 480 pages. Mr. Artaud dined out. Mr. Peyron Mr. Montreal and Mr. ... 11 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Peyron, Mr. Montréal and several other gentlemen dined with us. I went to the English ... 12 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Thermometer in the morning at 22 ½ degrees below.0. Stay'd at Home all day. ... 13 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Thermometer in the morning at 25 degrees below 0. Went in the forenoon to Mr. Rimbert's. In ... 14 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Artaud dined out. Stay'd at home all day. ... 15 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Fine weather all day. Thermometer at 28 degrees below.0. At the Academy it was 30. Finished ... 16 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Thermometer in the morning at home 29 academy 32 degrees below 0. Stay'd at home all day. ... 17 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Montréal came in the forenoon to pay us a visit. Mr. D. went out for the first time ... 18 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Finished the 6th. Volume of Hume's history. 480 pages. Went to the English Library and took ... 19 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went to two booksellers shops in the forenoon for some books. Mr. Artaud dined out. Fine ... 20 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon Mr. Wolff came to pay a visit to Mr. D. In the afternoon I went with Mr. ... 21 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went in the forenoon with Mr. D. to the Hotel of the Marquis de Verac, the French minister ... 22 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Begun The 8th. Volume of Hume's history of England. Mr. D. wrote a ... 23 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Finished translating the first Oration of Cicero against Catilina, and began the second. In ... 24 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Finished the 8th. and last volume of Hume's history of England 327. pages. Mr. D. went to Mr ... 25 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went in the morning to the English Library and took out the three first volumes of Mrs. ... 26 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon Mr. D. went to take a walk. After dinner I went to a booksellers and bought ... 27 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went in the forenoon with Mr. D. to a bookseller's and bought the King of Prussia's works. ... 28 February 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon I received a letter from Holland, from my Father; and another From America. ...

[March 1782]

1 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. D went to take a walk in the forenoon. Stay'd at home all day. Cloudy weather. ... 2 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the Forenoon Mr. Wolff came to pay a visit to Mr. D. Went to a bookseller's for a book ... 3 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy Several persons dined and supped here this day. Mr. D. receiv'd some letters from America. ... 4 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy A French Gentleman dined with us this day. I wrote a letter to my Father. Stay'd at home all ... 5 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went to Mr. Wolff's and to Mr. Rimbert's in the afternoon to carry letters to be sent to ... 6 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went in the forenoon with Mr. Artaud to take a walk. Mr. D stay'd at home all day. Cloudy ... 7 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. D. went with Mr. Artaud to get some maps at the Academy. I went to a ... 8 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon I went to the English Library for some books but the keeper was not at Home. ... 9 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy Finished the second oration of Cicero against Catilina. ... 10 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning we went to see the palace at Oranienbaum, and then dined and after dinner set ... 11 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day Mr. Blondot and Mr. Cussy dined here, after dinner I went with Mr. Artaud to the ... 12 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the afternoon I went to take a ride with Mr. D. Begun the third Oration of Cicero against ... 13 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon I went to the English Library and took out the 4th and 5th volumes of Mrs. ... 14 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning when we got up we found our Thermometer stolen. In the forenoon Mr. D. and Mr. ... 15 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went with Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud to take a walk. After dinner I went in a Slay ... 16 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to the Academy and bought some almanacks. After dinner I went with Mr. ... 17 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Peyron and two of Mr. Rimbert's Nephews came to pay us a visit. Mr. D. went ... 18 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the Academy and bought a Russian and French Grammar. ... 19 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D went to take a walk. After dinner he went with Mr. Artaud to the shops. ... 20 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. D and Mr. Artaud went to take a ride, in the afternoon I went with Mr. ... 21 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning our German master came to give us a lesson for the first time; Mr. Rimbert came ... 22 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to the English Library, and brought home The second volume of Smith's ... 23 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day Mr. Blondot dined with us. In the afternoon Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit. ... 24 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Artaud dined and supped out. Stay'd at home all day. Snowy and rainy weather. Mr. D. ... 25 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy Finished the 4th. volume of Mrs. Macaulay's history of England. 409 p. Mr. Colombi came to ... 26 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy Begun the fifth volume of Mrs. Macaulay's history. Finished the third oration of Cicero ... 27 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went with Mr. D. to the house of the Spanish chargé d'affaires. Mr. D went to ... 28 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Gonset came to pay us a visit. Mr. D. went in the afternoon to Mr. Wolff's.... 29 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went with Mr. Artaud to the shops and bought some things. We went to the ... 30 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Rimbert, Mr. Peyron and his Lady, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Rosat, and the youngest Mr. Montréal ... 31 March 1782 Adams, John Quincy Wrote a letter to my Father. Mr. Artaud dined and Supped out. Fine weather. Thermometer at 9 ...

[April 1782]

1 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Begun to read Robertson's history of Charles the 5th. Mr. Artaud ... 2 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day Mr. D. went to carry our letters to be sent to the post office. Stay'd at home all ... 3 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I took a walk to the academy with Mr. Artaud and bought some maps. Mr. Artaud ... 4 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Gonset came to pay us a visit. Mr. D and Mr. Artaud went to the shops, and ... 5 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D. went to take a ride. I went with Mr. Artaud and took a long walk upon ... 6 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D. went to take a ride, in the afternoon, I went and took a walk upon the ... 7 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy Esther day a great holiday for the Russians. They present eggs, this day. Mr. Artaud dined ... 8 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy Finished the fourth and last Catilinary of Cicero. In the forenoon I went to the English ... 9 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. D. to the French minister's hotel. Mr. Normandes the Spanish ... 10 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the shops and bought some things. Before dinner we ... 11 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the Shops. Dined at Mr. Rimberts. Mr. Colombi dined ... 12 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. went in the forenoon to take a ride. Cloudy weather. Begun ... 13 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Artaud dined out. Mr. D. went to take a ride in the afternoon. Finished the 2d. Volume ... 14 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day the Marquis de Verac the french minister here gave a mascarade ball and supper for ... 15 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon Mr. D. went to take a ride. Mr. Artaud supp'd out. Stay'd at home all day. ... 16 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the shops and bought some things. Mr. D. went to ... 17 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning before breakfast I went and took a walk upon the quay of the river. The Swedish ... 18 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day at about 7. o clock P.M. the river broke up, and The major of the fortress passed ... 19 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon Mr. D went to take a ride, and after dinner he took a walk. Stay'd at home ... 20 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. D. to the Hotel of the Dutch Resident Mr. de Swart. In the ... 21 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. Artaud to take a ride, we went into the Catholic church. We ... 22 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the English Library and took out Watson's history of ... 23 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. wrote a letter to my Father in Holland. Mr. Artaud supp'd out.... 24 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. Artaud to Mr. Rimbert's, Mr. Abraham's and Mr. Colombi's. In ... 25 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went with Mr. Artaud in the forenoon to the shops and bought some things. Dined at Mr. ... 26 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon I went to take a ride with Mr. Artaud. In the afternoon Mr. D. went to take ... 27 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to take a walk upon the quay with Mr. Artaud. In the afternoon I went to ... 28 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. D. to the Hotel of the Marquis de Verac, and from thence to ... 29 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went and took a walk with Mr. Artaud to Mr. Rimbert's. After dinner the ... 30 April 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the Post office to see about the news papers. Went ...

[May 1782]

1 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon Mr. Artaud and Mr. D. went and took a walk upon the Neva. After dinner the ... 2 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day, which according to the Russian stile is the 21st. of April, is the Anniversary of ... 3 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon Mr. D went and took a walk. After dinner Mr. Colombi came to see us. I went ... 4 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went and took a walk upon the quay with Mr. Artaud. In the afternoon the ... 5 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Rimberts: Mr. D received a letter from Holland. Took a ride in the afternoon. ... 6 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went in the forenoon and took a walk upon the quay, went in the evening to the concert; with ... 7 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon I took a walk with Mr. Artaud upon the quay. Mr. D. went and took a ride. ... 8 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Artaud went out on hunting. Mr. D. went in the forenoon and took a ride. In the ... 9 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Artaud dined at Mr. Rimbert's. In the afternoon he came with two of Mr. Rimbert's ... 10 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went with Mr. D. to the Dutch Ambassador's and to the Resident's. Went and ... 11 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Wolff came to see Mr. D. Mr. D. went and took a walk upon the quay. Stay'd ... 12 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Peyron came to see us. Mr. D. went to Mr. Wolff's. Mr. Colombi came here. ... 13 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. D went out in the forenoon. Took a walk with Mr. Artaud in the forenoon upon the quay. ... 14 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Very high wind. Mr. D went out in the forenoon and in the afternoon. ... 15 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went and took a walk with Mr. Artaud in the Jardin d'été. Spent the evening and supp'd at Mr.... 16 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. Artaud went on hunting. In the forenoon Mr. D. went and took a ... 17 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. In the forenoon Dr. Blondot came and took his leave of us, going for ... 18 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon Mr. D. went and took a ride. Cloudy weather. Thermometer 20 degrees above.0. ... 19 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day Mr. Artaud went on hunting. In the afternoon Mr. D. took a ride out of town. ... 20 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. went out in the forenoon. Cloudy weather. ... 21 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the afternoon Mr. D went and took a ride. Took a very long walk out of town with Mr. ... 22 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day a french Gentleman dined with us. Mr. D went and took a walk in the forenoon. Mr. ... 23 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went with Mr. D. Mr. Artaud and several other gentlemen to see her Majesty's ... 24 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day a French Gentleman dined with us. Mr. D took a ride in the afternoon. Mr. Artaud ... 25 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. D took a ride in the forenoon. Finished the second and last volume of Watson's history ... 26 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. D. unwell. Pentecost day. Mr. Artaud went out in the afternoon. Stay'd at home all day. ... 27 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Artaud went into the country. The Dutch resident came to see Mr. D. Mr. D. went and took ... 28 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. D went and took a ride in the afternoon. Stay'd at home all day. Cloudy, weather, some ... 29 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the afternoon Mr. D. took a ride. Stay'd at home all day. Very windy weather. ... 30 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went to the shops with Mr. Artaud and bought some things. Mr. Artaud dined ... 31 May 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud went to the shops. After dinner Mr. D went and took a ...

[June 1782]

1 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Dined with Mr. Colombi. In the afternoon went and took a walk in the jardin d'été. Begun ... 2 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Artaud out all day. In the afternoon the youngest Mr. Montréal came here, went and took ... 3 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Artaud dined out. Stay'd at home all day. Rainy weather. ... 4 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day several Gentlemen dined here. Mr. D walk'd out in the forenoon and went in the ... 5 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D. went and took a walk in the garden. After dinner I went with Mr. Artaud ... 6 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. Peyron was brought to bed of a girl this day. Mr. D. took a walk before dinner. Mr. ... 7 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D went and took a walk to the garden. Mr. Artaud dined out. In the ... 8 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went in the forenoon and took a walk. Mr. D. went out in the afternoon. Went and walked in ... 9 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day Mr. Artaud went into the country. Mr. D. went to the French Minister's Hotel in the ... 10 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon Mr. D. went and took a walk. In the afternoon he rode out. Went to the ... 11 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D walk'd out in the forenoon, and took a ride in the afternoon. ... 12 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Receiv'd the news of a battle between the french and English fleets in the West Indies. Went ... 13 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went in the afternoon and took a walk in the garden. Mr. Hoogwerst came to see us. Clear ... 14 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. D. went and took a ride in the afternoon. Stay'd at home all day. Cloudy weather. ... 15 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D. went and took a walk. In the afternoon he rode out. Walked in the ... 16 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Very bad weather. Strong wind, and rain. ... 17 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the afternoon I went and took a ride with Mr. D. Rainy weather all day. ... 18 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Rainy weather. Mr. D. went and took a walk in the afternoon. ... 19 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went to the English library for books. Mr. Montréal dined with us. Rainy Weather. ... 20 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Artaud dined at Mr. Rimbert's. Mr. D. went and took a walk in the forenoon, and went to ... 21 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. D. took a ride in the afternoon. Mr. Artaud and I, went and took a walk to a gentleman's ... 22 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went and took a walk with Mr. Artaud in the garden. Mr. Wolff came and paid ... 23 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the afternoon went with Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud; to a Garden about 6 wersts out of town, ... 24 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to the English library and took out Foote's plays and two volumes of the ... 25 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. Artaud dined out. Mr. D. took a walk in the afternoon. Stormy ... 26 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. Artaud dined at Mr. Rimbert's. In the afternoon Mr. D. went and ... 27 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Dined this day at Mr. Rimbert's with Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud. Rainy weather. ... 28 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day I went with Mr. Artaud and Mr. D. to the Comedy at the Court. We had the ... 29 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. In the afternoon Mr. D. went and took a ride. Mr. Hoogwerst came and ... 30 June 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon Mr. D went to Mr. Wolff's. In the afternoon I went and took a ride with him. ...

[July 1782]

1 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to the English Library and took out 1. volume of the preceptor, and ... 2 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the afternoon went with Mr. Artaud to Mr. Rimbert's and to the Shops. Mr. D. went to Mr. ... 3 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon I went and took a ride with Mr. D. to Caminostrow. Fine weather. ... 4 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Dined this day with Mr. D. at the Dutch Embassador's; went in the evening to the German ... 5 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. walk'd out in the forenoon. Changeable weather. ... 6 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. Wolff came here in the forenoon. Mr. D. went and took a walk in ... 7 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went and took a walk with Mr. Artaud. Went to the summer garden; where we ... 8 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Took a walk this morning with Mr. Artaud in to the Country, and Stay'd there all day. We ... 9 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went in the afternoon to Mr. Rimberts with Mr. Artaud to borrow Domino's for the mascarade ... 10 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy St. Peter and St. Paul's day. Grand Duke's fête. Mascarade ball and illumination at ... 11 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Left the ball at about 1. o'clock, after Midnight, and set out for St. Petersbourg. Arrived ... 12 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon I went with Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud to the Shops, and bought some things. ... 13 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went this morning to the English Library. Took out the 2d. volume of the Preceptor and 3 ... 14 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. went and took a ride in the forenoon. After dinner Mr. ... 15 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Hoogwerst came here. Mr. D. dined at Mr. Wolff's. Went in the evening to ... 16 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. went to the court Comedy to see a Russian play. Stormy windy ... 17 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. went and took a walk in the afternoon. Very bad weather. ... 18 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. In the evening Mr. Hoogwerst came here. Mr. Artaud din'd at Mr. ... 19 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. In the afternoon Mr. D. went to take a ride. Changeable weather. ... 20 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Wolff came to see Mr. D. Mr. D. went and took a ride in the afternoon. I ... 21 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to Mr. Rimbert's to see if Mr. Montréal could go into the country with ... 22 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went to the English Library and took out the 2 last volumes of Clarissa and ... 23 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Stormy windy weather. Send my Letter. ... 24 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Very bad weather. ... 25 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day Mr. D receiv'd some letters from America through Holland. Mr. Artaud dined out. In ... 26 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. In the forenoon Mr. D. went to Mr. Wolff's. In the afternoon he went ... 27 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. In the forenoon Mr. Wolff came to see Mr. D. In the afternoon Mr. D ... 28 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D. went to Mr. Rimbert's. Mr. Montréal came here. Mr. D went and took a ... 29 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Begun Cicero's oration pro Marcello. Mr. D. walk'd out in the forenoon. In the afternoon he ... 30 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon Mr. D. went and took a ride. Went to take a walk in the summer garden. Fine ... 31 July 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day; a little unwell. Mr. D. stay'd also all day at home. Rainy weather. ...

[August 1782]

1 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Rimbert came to see us. Dined at his house. After dinner went with Mr. D. ... 2 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Rimbert dined with us this day. Mr. Artaud unwell. Stay'd at home all day. Rainy weather.... 3 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon young Mr. Montréal came here. Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit in the ... 4 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon I went with Mr. D. to the Jardin de Narischkin. Fine weather. ... 5 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D. went to Mr. Wolffs. Mr. Rimbert came here. In the afternoon Mr. D. went ... 6 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D rode out in the afternoon. Pretty good weather. ... 7 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to the English library and took out 2 volumes of a collection of poems ... 8 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D went and took a walk. Mr. Artaud din'd at Mr. Rimbert's. In the ... 9 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D. went and took a ride; stay'd at home all day. Cloudy weather. ... 10 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy Finish'd Cicero's oration pro Marcello. In the afternoon I went to the shops with Mr. Artaud.... 11 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. In the afternoon Mr. D. went to the Jardin de Narischkin. Pretty ... 12 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon Mr. D went and took a walk in the summer garden. Stay'd at home all day. ... 13 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the afternoon Mr. D. went and took a ride. Stay'd at home all day. Cloudy, rainy weather. ... 14 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon Mr. D. went and took a walk. Walk'd with him after dinner in the summer ... 15 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. D. to the Hotel of the Spanish Minister. Took a ride ... 16 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Rimbert came to see Mr. D. Stay'd at home all day. Rainy weather. ... 17 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day her Majesty dined with all the officers of the regiment of Preobragensky. In the ... 18 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day the Statue of Peter the great was uncover'd. All the troops in the city amounting ... 19 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon I went and took a ride with Mr. D. out of town. Pretty good weather. ... 20 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This evening, I went with Mr. Artaud and Mr. D. to the Comedy, where they presented in ... 21 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D went out in the afternoon. Stormy rainy weather. ... 22 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day Mr. Artaud din'd at Mr. Rimberts. Mr. D. went and took a ride in the afternoon. ... 23 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud went to the play, where was presented Alzire one of ... 24 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon the eldest Mr. Montréal came here and I went with him to see the hemp ... 25 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Rimberts two Nephews came here to see us. Mr. Artaud din'd out. In the ... 26 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This evening at about 11. o'clock Mr. Artaud return'd from the country. Stay'd at home all ... 27 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. took a ride in the afternoon. Rainy weather the greater part ... 28 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. went out in the afternoon. Rainy weather. ... 29 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day Mr. Artaud dined at Mr. Rimbert's. Mr. D. received some letters from Holland ... 30 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Artaud dined at Mr. Rimberts. Mr. D. wrote a letter to Holland. Stay'd at home all day. ... 31 August 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went this morning to the English Library. Went to a bookseller's shop and bought some books. ...

[September 1782]

1 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon the youngest Mr. Montréal came here. Din'd with Mr. Artaud at Mr. Rimbert's. ... 2 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day the eldest Mr. Montréal came and dined with us. In the afternoon Mr. D. went and ... 3 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. D went and took a ride in the afternoon. Stay'd at home all day. Fine weather. ... 4 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Coll. Vallentin arriv'd from Holland and brought us, letters from my Father. ... 5 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the Shops and bought some things. Mr. Artaud went ... 6 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon Mr. D. went to Mr. Wolff's. Wrote a letter to my Father. Mr. D. walk'd out ... 7 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. D to Mr. Rimberts but found no body at home. After dinner I ... 8 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D went to Mr. Wolff's. Mr. Artaud dined out. Fine weather. ... 9 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the Academy and gave my name to be advertised. Young ... 10 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy St. Alexander Newsky's Day, a very great holiday for the Russians. There was a procession in ... 11 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. D. to see Mr. Normandes. Several persons dined here. After ... 12 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day I din'd with Mr. D and Mr. Artaud at Mr. Rimbert's. Borrow'd of Mr. Peyron two ... 13 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went to Mr. Normandes's. In the afternoon Mr. D. went and took a ride. In ... 14 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. In the forenoon Mr. Wolff came to see Mr. D. In the afternoon Mr. D. ... 15 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon the young gentlemen from Mr. Rimbert's came here. Din'd at Mr. Rimberts. After ... 16 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy Spent the evening and supp'd at Mr. Rimbert's. Rainy weather all day. Mr. Artaud dined out. ... 17 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon Mr. D. went and took a ride. Stay'd at home all day. Cloudy weather. ... 18 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon I went with Mr. D. and drank tea at Mr. Peyron's. Cloudy Weather. ... 19 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon the younger Mr. Montréal came here. Mr. Artaud dined at Mr. Rimbert's. Stay'd ... 20 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon Mr. D went and took a ride. In the evening walk'd in the summer garden. ... 21 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon Mr. D. went and took a ride. Stay'd at home all day. Stormy weather. ... 22 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. D. went to the Marquis de Verac's. The young Gentlemen from Mr. Rimbert's ... 23 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon Mr. D went and took a ride. Walk'd in the summer garden after supper. Cloudy ... 24 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I bought Moliere's works. Mr. D. went to Mr. Colombi's in the afternoon. ... 25 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day all Mr. Rimbert's family din'd here. In the forenoon Mr. D. went and took a walk. ... 26 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day I din'd at Mr. Rimberts'. After dinner I went and took a ride with Mr. D. out of ... 27 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D walk'd out before dinner and took a ride in the afternoon. ... 28 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon two of the young gentlemen from Mr. Rimbert's came here. Mr. D went and took ... 29 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went and took a walk with Mr. Artaud and two of the young gentlemen from Mr. ... 30 September 1782 Adams, John Quincy This evening I went with Mr. Artaud to the concert. After supper went and took a walk. ...

[October 1782]

1 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day several gentlemen dined and supped here. Rainy stormy weather. ... 2 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day I went to the Comedy where the French troop represented, Le Pere de Famille. with a ... 3 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day, I dined and supped at Mr. Rimberts. After dinner I went with Mr. and Mm. Peyron to ... 4 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. In the afternoon Mr. D. went and took a ride. Cloudy weather. ... 5 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. went out before dinner. Cloudy weather all day. ... 6 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day I din'd and supp'd at Mr. Rimberts. ... 7 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. D dined at Mr. Wolffs. Mr. Artaud went to the concert. Stay'd at home all day. ... 8 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day the French comedians play'd at the summer garden theatre. L'honnete criminel. ... 9 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. The young gentlemen from Mr. Rimberts dined here. Cloudy weather. ... 10 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy Went to the Academy to have my name advertised. Dined and spent the evening at Mr. Rimberts. ... 11 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy Several gentlemen dined here this day. Cloudy weather, freezes already. ... 12 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. unwell. Cloudy weather. ... 13 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy Dined out with Mr. Artaud. Rainy stormy weather. Went to the Clubb in the evening. ... 14 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This evening I went to the concert with Mr. Artaud. Mr. Gummer came here and supped after ... 15 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon Mr. D. went and took a ride. Stay'd at home all day. ... 16 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day all Mr. Rimberts family dined here; in the evening we went to the play and saw ... 17 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day I dined at Mr. Rimberts with Mr. D. Return'd directly after dinner. Mr. Artaud ... 18 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the shops and bought some things. ... 19 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy Stay'd at home all day. Before dinner Mr. D went and took a ride. Mr. Wolff came here. ... 20 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day I dined and supped at Mr. Rimberts. Return'd at about 11 o'clock. ... 21 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day Count Greco, My travelling companion to Stockholm dined here. In the evening I went ... 22 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went to the shops with Mr. Artaud. Went to the exchange. Mr. Peyron and Mr. ... 23 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to Mr. Rimberts and from thence to the play. They ... 24 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went round to see the fortress with Mr. Montréal Mr. Gummer and Mr. Artaud. ... 25 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day I dined with Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud at Mr. Colombi's. After dinner I went to Mr. ... 26 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day the Count Greco, Mr. Gummer and Mr. Peyron dined here. In the evening I went with ... 27 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went with Mr. Artaud to Mr. Rimberts and from thence we set out, eight in one ... 28 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. Peyron to the Baron Albedhyl's to take his orders for ... 29 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went to the shops and bought some things. After dinner I went and took leave ... 30 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went and took leave of the Baron Albedyhll the Swedish chargé d'affaires ... 31 October 1782 Adams, John Quincy We rode all day that day and all the night and arriv'd at the gates of Wibourg the next ...

[November 1782]

1 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy We were obliged to wait about 2 hours at a Dram Shop out of the city waiting for the gates ... 2 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about 11 o'clock we set off from Wibourg for Frederichshamm; we rode all ... 3 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Gummer arrived there at about 8 o'clock in the morning. Here people generally change ... 4 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon at about 10 ½ o'clock we left Frederichshamm and rode till about 7. P.M. when ... 5 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about 10 o'clock we pass'd the russian frontiers and arriv'd at Abborfors ... 6 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day we dined with the major of the garrison here whose name is Grippenwald. After ... 7 November 1782 — 8 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon at about 4 o'clock we passed thro' Borgo Borga which is a small fortified ... 9 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning we went to see the fortress of Sweaborg. Dined with the General Posse. Prince ... 10 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about 8 o'clock we left Helsingfors, at the same time as the Prince Galitzin.... 11 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day we went only two stations and stopp'd at the country seat of Mr. Hising an ... 12 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy We went only 3. swedish miles. Stay'd at the country house of Captain Anrinoff son in law to ... 13 November 1782 — 14 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy We left Åmine at about 10 o'clock A.M. and rode all day, and all the night and arrived at ... 15 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon we went and paid a visit to General Armfeldt governor of Finland. We dined at ... 16 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about 10 o'clock we left Åbo at the same time with the Prince Galitzin, but ... 17 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning we took boat and went as far as Varsala Wartsala i.e. two miles: we could go no ... 18 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning we set off from Varsala in a boat and went 5. miles as far as Kůmlinge. Fine ... 19 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day we passed from Kůmlinge to Skarpans by water. The distance is, 6. Swedish miles. We ... 20 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This day at about 4 o'clock P.M. we arrived at Eckerö. The Prince Galitzin arrived at about ... 21 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This morning at 7 ¾ o'clock we set off from Eckerö in a boat and arrived at Grisselham ... 22 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy This evening at about 11.o'clock we arrived at Stockholm. We found all the taverns in the ... 23 November 1782 Adams, John Quincy After having passed the whole night in the street, at last, we found a publick house at the ...

[December 1782]

1783

[January 1783 – January 1782]

1 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy We found here Mr. Schiebe a gentleman who left Stockholm about a week before us. ... 2 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This day I dined at Mr. C. B. Wadström's. In the evening I went to the coffee house. ... 3 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning the Count set off from here and continued his route for Carlscrona Karlskrona. ... 4 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon at about 3 o'clock, we set out to return in town and arrived at about 6. ... 5 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went with Mr. Schiebe to the german church, but it happened this day that we ... 6 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This day I dined at Mr. C. B. Wadström's. In the evening I went to the assembly here, of ... 7 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy I dined at Mr. C. B. Wadström's with a great deal of company. In the evening I went to the ... 8 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy I dined at Mr. Pasch's with a great deal of company. We had a ball, in the evening which did ... 9 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Körners. In the evening I went to the assembly; at about 10 o'clock I return'd ... 10 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined with Mr. C. B. Wadström: bad weather all day. ... 11 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy Snow storm, all day. Dined at Mr. Wadström's. ... 12 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This day I went into the country, and spent the day at Mr. Kanterberg's the brother in law ... 13 January 1783 — 16 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Schiebe set out for Gottenburgh Göteborg. I am to overtake him to morrow ... 17 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This Day I went with Mr. Schiebe to the exchange, and met there with Count Greco, who has ... 18 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy I left Gottenburg this morning in Company with Count Greco, Mr. Khrumppöck a Sea officer in ... 19 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy We arrived at Drolhetta at about 5. o'clock this afternoon, but at the last post we were ... 20 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning we went to see the falls which did not answer my expectations, but this place ... 21 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning we left our carriage at Wennersborg, and took slays, for Udevalla where we ... 22 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This day we dined and supped at Mr. Gadelius's mother's, in company with several Gentlemen ... 23 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy We dined at Mr. Williamson's; a merchant of this place; in the evening we went to the ... 24 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about 10 o'clock I set out from Udevalla all alone in a Slay for Gottenburgh.... 25 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning I arrived at Gottenburg at about 9 o'clock in the morning. Went to Change; ... 26 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy I Dined this day at Mr. Kåhre's in company with Mr. De L'isle and Mr. Cederström a merchant ... 27 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning I carried my Letters of introduction to the Baron Ahlströmmer's and Mr. ... 28 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Cederströms this day. In the afternoon I went to see a Gentleman whose name is ... 29 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy I receiv'd this day several letters from Messrs. Wadström at Norrkiöping. ... 30 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This day I din'd at Mr. Greigg's a merchant of this Place. In the evening I went to the ... 31 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy This day I dined at a tavern in town with the French Consul and several other Gentlemen: in ... 1 January 1783 — 31 January 1783 Adams, John Quincy Parti de Stockholm le 31. Dec're 1782. Arrivé à Norrkiöping le 1. Janvier. 1783. Depart de ...

[February 1783]

1 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Schiebe left this place to go to Marstrand where he intends to stay some ... 2 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy I dined this day at Mr. Erskine's the English Consul: in the evening I went to the play. ... 3 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy I spent the evening and supped with a numerous company at counseller Arvidson's. ... 6 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined this day with a great deal of Company at Baron Claes Ahlströmmers; in the evening I ... 8 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Schiebe arrived here from Marstrand, we decided to set out next Tuesday ... 10 February 1783 — 11 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy Last evening at about 10 o'clock I went to a Mascarade Ball which we had in Town. As it was ... 12 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy We came this day as far as Warberg Varberg which is about 6. miles Swed: from Kungsbacka. ... 13 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy We rose this morning at about 7. o'clock and left Warberg, we rode till about Nine o'clock ... 14 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy After having rode this day about 8. miles Swedish, we arrived at about 9. o'clock, P.M. At ... 15 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy Having left Helsingborg this morning at about 10' o'clock, we pass'd the Sound and at about ... 16 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went with the Count and Mr. Schiebe to see the royal Cabinet of curiosities ... 17 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon We went to see a Gentleman who has a Cabinet of Curiosities, in Painting, sea ... 18 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Schiebe and I have engaged places in the vessel that is to sail for Kiel but the wind is ... 19 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Mr. Heiliger; a Gentleman from the Danish West India's, and who has liv'd in ... 20 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went and pay'd a visit to Mr. Heiliger, who invited me to dine with him at a ... 22 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy We dined this day with a numerous company at Mr. Lycke's. In the evening I went to the play ... 23 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy This afternoon I went and paid a visit to the Baron de la Houze the French Minister here; he ... 24 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to pay a visit to the Baron de la Houze. When I return'd to the Hotel at ... 25 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy The wind continued bad all day. In the afternoon the Count went on shore. ... 26 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy The Count came on board to take us on shore with him so we left our trunks on board and ... 1 February 1783 — 28 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy 11. Depart de Gottenbourg a 8. heures du matin. Nous arrivames á Copenhague le 15. à 8 ...

[March 1783]

[April 1783]

[May 1783]

[June 1783]

[July 1783]

Undated

[August 1783]

6 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning, I set out from the Hague, in Company with my Father; at about half past 4. ... 7 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy We were going this morning at about 3. We arrived at 7. at Antwerp. After breakfast we went ... 8 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning we set out from Halle at about 3 o'clock, and rode without interruption untill ... 9 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy We Left Roye this morning about 5. o'clock and rode as far as Chantilly without Interruption.... 10 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning, at about 10 o'clock, I accompanied my Father to Passy, to see Dr. Franklin ... 11 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Hartley the British Minister for making Peace, came to pay a visit to my ... 12 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning my Father went to Versailles. At half past 12. I met the Abbé Arnaud at the ... 15 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy This day I dined at Passy at Dr. Franklin's with a numerous Company. In the evening I went ... 16 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Brantsen's; the Dutch Ambassadors, with a great deal of Company. In the evening ... 20 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Passy with the Abbé de Chalut. ... 21 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy This day My Father had a great Company to dine with him. ... 22 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon at 11 o'clock, I went, in Company with My Lord Ancram, Mr. Stewart and my ... 23 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went and paid a visit to the Baron de la Houze the Minister of France at the ... 24 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy Comédie Italienne voyage de Rosine et Felix ou l'enfant trouvé. ... 25 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy Comédie Italienne le bon ménage, et Blaise et Babet. Mr. T——r returned. ... 27 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I went to see the Pictures which are exposed to view in the Gallery of the ... 28 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy The Journal de Paris of this day, says a great deal about the flying globe. It speaks of it ... 29 August 1783 Adams, John Quincy The Journal de Paris of this day, speaks as follows of the flying globe. ...

[September 1783]

[October 1783]

[November 1783]

1 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went with Mr. W. Vaughan to see the Paintings of Mr. Pine, and Mr. Copley, ... 2 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy I went this forenoon to take a view of St. Paul's Church, which is the largest, and most ... 3 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Went in the Evening to the theatre, Drury Lane where Measure for Measure, with the ... 4 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon we went with Messrs. Jay, Bingham, and W. Vaughan, to see the Holophusicon, or ... 6 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy This day, being Term day, we went, with Mr. Jennings, and saw the procession of the Lawyers, ... 7 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon I went with M: W. Vaughan; and saw the Pantheon; a place of public ... 8 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Went with Mr. West to see the Queen's Palace called Buckingham House; from its having been ... 9 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Dr. Jebbs. ... 10 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Went to the Covent Garden Theatre. King Henry VIII. and the Lord Mayor's day, or a flight to ... 11 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy This day the Parliament met for the first Time; the Prince of Wales took his seat in the ... 12 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Went to the Drury Lane Theatre; the pieces represented were, the West Indian and Fortunatus. ... 13 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. J. Johnson. In the evening we went to see the Transactions of the Royal ... 14 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined with Mr. Grierson. In the evening; we went to see Hughes's Royal Circus, or exercises ... 15 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. West's. In the evening I went to the Covent Garden Theatre, and saw Douglas, ... 16 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Hartley's. ... 17 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. W. Vaughan's: spent the evening at Mr. Fitch's. ... 18 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Oswald's. ... 20 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Rogers's. ... 21 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined with Mr. Fitch at the St. Albans Tavern. ... 23 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined with Mr. Champion. ... 24 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Genl. Roberdeau, and his Son dined with us. In the Evening, we went with Mr. West to the ... 25 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Went to the Covent Garden Theatre, and saw the Castle of Andalusia, with the Devil upon two ... 26 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Went again to the Covent Garden Theatre, and saw the Magic Picture with the Quaker. ... 29 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy In the morning at about 9 o'clock, set out for Richmond which is 10. miles from London, and ... 30 November 1783 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Bingham's. ...

[December 1783]

1784

[August 1784]

8 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Left London, travelled to Sittingbourne. 43. miles. ... 9 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Monday arrived at Dover and sailed for Calais. ... 10 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Tuesday 5. A. M. arrived at Calais, in the afternoon took Post, and went as far as Boulogne, ... 11 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Wednesday went from Boulogne to Amiens. ... 12 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Thursday, from Amiens to Chantilly. ... 13 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Friday, visited the curiosities at Chantilly. Arrived at Paris. ... 15 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Barclay's. ... 16 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Hartleys. ... 17 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Moved out to Auteuil. ... 18 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Coll. Humphreys arrived. ... 19 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Thursday went into Paris shopping. ... 21 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Went to Paris. Gave Gregson a watch to repair. Am to have it again, Wednesday next. ... 22 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Jefferson and his Daughter, Coll: Humphreys, and Genl. dined with us. ... 24 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Tuesday morning. Went to Paris. ... 25 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Wednesday dined at the Abbé de Chalut's. ... 26 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Went to Gregson's for Watches. He was not at home. ... 27 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Friday dined with the Abbés at Passi. ... 28 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy We had a large Company to dine with us. ... 30 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy Monday afternoon went into Paris. Subscribed for the Journal de Paris. Drank tea with Mrs. ...

[September 1784]

1785

Undated

[January 1785]

[January 1785]

1 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Compliments to the Royal family at Versailles. My father carried twenty Guineas to ... 4 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris. Varietés; at the palais Royal. Small Théatre, built in three weeks time. Le nouveau ... 4 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Old Mr. Grand, and Dr. Bancroft. In the evening Mr. Chaumont and Mr. Franklin. ... 7 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Company to dine. The Abbés wrote a billet to excuse themselves. ... 10 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Varietés. Le faux talisman, La théatromanie; Oui ou non. Poor Stuff. A good deal of genteel ... 14 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris. At the post; paid 235. livres for a parcel of packets. Walk'd in the Palais Royal. ... 17 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris. Italian Theatre. 1st. Representation of Alexis et Justine. Went before 5. o'clock. ... 18 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Ambassador's day at Versailles, every Tuesday. Mr. A. went. Alexis et Justine, succeeded ... 19 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris. Mr. Appleton, and Mr. Parker, went for England. Saw Mr. Waring. Breakfasted at the ... 20 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mlle: Remaldi, appeared last night at the Italian Comedy, for the first time, in the part of ... 21 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris. Dined at Mr. Jeffersons. Captn. Paul Jones told us the Marquis de la Fayette was ... 25 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Jefferson, and Mr. Short. The Marquis de la Fayette is not arrived. Mrs. Barclay. ... 26 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. A: Paris. A Gentleman brought a Letter from Mr. Jay, which came by the Marquis de la ... 27 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Company to dine Mr. d'Asp, and another Swedish gentleman. Mr. Setaro a Portuguese gentleman ... 28 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris in the Evening. French Theatre. Iphigenie en Aulide, of Racine, and l'Aveugle ... 29 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris afternoon, alone. Mr. Jeffersons. He looks much afflicted. The last letters, brought ... 30 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. A. met Mr. Jefferson, at Paris, in the forenoon. ... 31 January 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris in the afternoon. French Theatre. Abdir, and le Roi de Cocagne. Abdir is a new piece. ...

[February 1785]

3 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris. In the afternoon with Mr. A. went for the books arrived from London. Not to be found. ... 4 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Snowy, stormy weather all the morning, but clear in the afternoon. Mrs. and Miss A. went to ... 5 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Stormy Weather. Mr. A. went to Passy in the morning, and to the Marquis's afternoon. A ... 6 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Enter Miss A. in the evening, and cries out, “Callahan is arrived, and a bushel of Letters. ... 7 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Jefferson's. Masks in the rue de Fauxbourg St. Antoine and in the ruë St. ... 8 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Coll. Humphreys. In the afternoon, went through Passy, to Paris. Mr. Jefferson's. Saw the ... 11 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris Afternoon. Coll. Humphreys and Mr. Short, went with us to see Astley's equestrian ... 12 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. A. Dined in Paris at the Duke of Dorset's. Very cold weather: as much so, I think, as ... 14 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Dr. Franklin's with a great deal of Company, among the rest Dr. Jeffries who lately ... 15 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris, afternoon. Carried Mr. A's Letter to the Abbé de Mably, requesting him to write a ... ... 16 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris, afternoon. Returned to Messrs: le Couteulx, for Mr. Gs business and finished it. Mr. ... 19 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dined at the Swedish Ambassadors: the Company was not very numerous: a number of Sweeds, ... 21 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy All dined at the Marquis de la Fayette. There was a considerable company, mostly composed of ... 22 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy My father went to Versailles. Mr. Short went with him to be presented at Court. Variable ... 24 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris in the morning. Mr. Williams and Mr. Franklin went with us. They breakfasted at M: de ... 25 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris. At the Opera. Panurge dans l'lsle des Lanternes; a new Opera. 12th time. Words, which ... 26 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy M: de St: Olympe: Mr. Franklin and Mr. Williams dined with us. The first is a west Indian; ... 27 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Pickman brought a Letter from Mr. Tracey. Cold weather. ... 28 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris. Bought of Froullé bookseller quai des Augustins Crevier's Histoire des Empereurs ...

[March 1785]

1 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Coldest weather we have had this year. Reaumur's thermometer at 8 degrees below the freezing ... 2 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris afternoon. La Servante Maitresse, and, the 20th. Representation of Richard Coeur de ... 4 February 1785 Adams, John Quincy Letters from America as late as January 1st. by the way of England: One from Mr. Jay at New ... 5 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Company to dine. Mr. Bleakly took charge of some Letters for London, one for Mr. Elworthy. ... 7 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dined at the Marquis de la Fayettes. The Chevalier de la Luzerne dined there has been in the ... 9 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris. Mr. Williamos went with us to see the Gallery of Pictures belonging to the Duke de ... 11 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris afternoon. Got of Froullé Brindley's Virgil. Went to see Mr. Pickman, at the Hotel de ... 12 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris afternoon with Mrs. A. upon some business for Mrs. Hay, who is at Beaugency. Mr. Graff ... 14 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Walk'd into Paris in the morning. Hôtel de York Rue Jacob. Mr. Pickman set away for England ... 15 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris in the afternoon, with Mr. A. Got of Froullé, the Horace and Ovid of Brindleys edition.... 16 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. West, came out, and brought to Mr. Adams, two letters from Mr. Jackson. ... 17 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Dr. Franklin's with a considerable large Company. Mr. Brillon, an old french ... 18 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris afternoon. Went to see Mr. and Mrs. Rooker and Mr. West, but neither were at home. ... 20 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy My father went to Versailles in the morning to see the Count de Vergennes, upon the subject ... 23 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris. Hotel de york, rue Jacob: for Mr. West. I went with him and presented him to the ... 24 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Adams and the Ladies went to the church of St. Sulpice, and afterwards to Longchamps. ... 25 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Good Friday. Went in the afternoon to Longchamps. This is the last Day. Every year; the ... 26 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paris afternoon. Froullé, books upon astronomy. Went to see Mr. West and Mr. Waring but ... 27 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Sunday. Mr. Adams dined with Mr. de St. Olympe's and spent the evening at Mr. Jefferson's. ... 28 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Snow in the morning sufficient to cover the ground. Dined at the Marquis de la Fayette's. ... 29 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dr. Franklin's early in the morning. Coll. Humphreys breakfasted with us, and went with Mr. ... 30 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Adams dined at the Spanish Ambassador's, Count d'Aranda, an old man 70 years of age, who ... 31 March 1785 Adams, John Quincy Madame de la Fayette sent a Card to offer us places for the Te Deum, which is to be sung ...

[April 1785]

1 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy The Marchioness appointed two o'clock for us to be at her Hôtel. We dined at half after ... 3 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. and Miss Adams, went into Paris in the evening: and went with young Mr. Franklin and ... 4 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy All the family dined with the Marquis de la Fayette, who entertains all the Americans every ... 6 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Went and dined in Paris with Mr. Jefferson. Immediately after dinner Coll. Humphreys, Mr. ... 7 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. Hewson, and her children Mr. Franklin, Mr. Ruston, Mrs. Barclay, and Mr. West dined ... 9 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy In the afternoon went into Paris. Carried 21. Louis d'ors to Mrs. Barclay. Got of Froullé an ... 10 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Jefferson came out to Auteuil in the morning. Count Sarsfield walk'd out. Fine weather ... 11 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dined with Mr. Adams at the Marquis de la Fayette's. There was not much American Company: M: ... 12 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Williamos came out in the morning, and went with Mr. A, to Versailles. Good weather: ... 14 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Marquis de la Fayette and his Lady, Count and Countess d'Ouradou the Abbés de Chalût and ... 15 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Went to Paris in the morning with Mr. A. At the Pont Royal, I got out of the Carriage, and ... 16 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Went with Mrs. A into Paris in the afternoon. Got a book of Pissot, and Brindley's Terence, ... 18 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. D'Asp, the secretary of the Swedish Ambassy, came out and dined with us en famille. ... 19 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Went all to dine with Mr. Jefferson. The two abbés Dr. McMahon and Dr. Ruston, were there. ... 21 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy In the morning Coll. Humphreys, and Mr. Williamos, called upon me, and I went out with them ... 22 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. A. received in the morning a Card from Dr. Franklin informing him that a person who came ... 23 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy In the afternoon I went into Paris. Saw Mr. West and Dr. Ruston who propose going to ... 24 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Jarvis and Mr. Lefevre, came out and dined with us. Mr. Jarvis offers me the carriage ... 25 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy The Ladies dined with the Marquis de la Fayette. We went there before dinner. Mr. Williamos ... 26 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy I went in the morning to the Sweedish Ambassador's Hôtel to go with Mr. d'Asp, and see the ... 27 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy In the afternoon I went into Paris with the Ladies; left them before the Jardin des ... 28 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. West came out to Auteuil and dined with us. After dinner I went into Paris, with him: we ... 29 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy We expected to have had a large Company to dine with us; but Mr. Hailes brought the excuses ... 30 April 1785 Adams, John Quincy I went into Paris in the morning, and called upon Mr. d'Asp the secretary of the Sweedish ...

[May 1785]

1 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Jarvis came out and dined with us at Auteuil. In the afternoon, Mr. Jefferson came out; ... 2 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. A and myself went and dined with the Marquis de la Fayette, Comte and Chevalier de la ... 3 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. A: went to Versailles, it being Ambassador's Day. As he was passing through an entry at ... 4 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy In the afternoon I went into Paris alone: went to the Griffon, Rue de Bussy and bought some ... 5 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy All dined at Mr. Jefferson's, with Marquis and Marquise de la Fayette, Count and Countess ... 6 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy After dinner the Ladies went into Paris: I left them at the Place de Louis 15. and went to ... 7 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy Went into Paris early in the morning. Called at the Hôtel d'Orleans, Rue St. Anne. Mr. ... 8 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Randall, Mr. Short, Mr. Jarvis, Dr. Ruston, Mr. Williamos, and Mr. Bowdoin, dined with ... 9 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy Walk'd into Paris in the morning, to the Marquis de la Fayette's; to go with him to Mr. ... 10 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. A: went to Versailles, to take leave, of the Court. Mr. Carnes came out. Was all day ... 11 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy This Day, the King made his grand review, on the Plaines de Sablons. Mr. A. and the Ladies ... 12 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy At about 9 o'clock the Cabriolet arrived, and the postillion brought me a Letter from the ... 13 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy At four in the morning I left Dreux, and rode, till 9 in the evening without stopping at ... 14 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy At 5 in the morning I was in my Cabriolet, and never stopp'd anywhere untill I arrived at ... 15 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy Left the Hotel d'Artois, at about 5 in the morning, and was determined not to stop again ... 16 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy I went to bed immediately on my arrival; rose at about 10 in the morning, sent a man to find ... 17 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy Immediately after breakfast I went to Mr. Barclay's. The wind has changed, so that we shall ... 18 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy In the morning I went to the Post office, and enquired if there were any Letters for me; ... 19 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy At about 6 o'clock, the Captain of the Packet, and Mr. Salvius, a Sweedish Gentleman, who ... 20 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy I went down into the Port at about 10 o'clock in the morning. Met Mr. Grub who told me, that ... 21 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy At 6 o'clock in the morning a person came from the Captain, to inform me that the wind was ... 22 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy When we rose in the morning, we were out of sight, of Land. We have nothing now but the ... 25 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy We have had fine weather on board ever since we left L'Orient, but have not in general been ... 27 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy Still the same scene fine weather, little wind. At about noon, we spoke to an English brig, ... 31 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy High Wind, directly contrary. The Vessel roll'd so much that most of the passengers were ...

[June 1785]

[July 1785]

1 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Calm weather all day. In the evening it began to lighten, and our thunder spire was fix'd; ... 4 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Calm weather continually: and so warm that it is almost insupportable. We still esteem ... 7 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy At length we have reason to hope that an end is put to the calms with which we have been ... 9 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy The air was so effectually cleared by the breaking up of the storms which occupied the ... 11 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy A fresh breeze, and good wind, at about 11 o'clock, we spy'd a sail, and at ¾ after 12 we ... 14 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Yesterday at about 8 o'clock in the morning, we spied a sail, at our windward; her course ... 15 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning with a fine breeze and good wind, we sounded and found bottom, at about 35 ... 16 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning at 7 ½ o'clock the weather, which had been all night very cloudy, began to ... 17 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy At four in the morning we came to anchor, and weigh'd it again at eight o'clock: we sailed ... 18 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy At about 9 in the morning, I went on shore with my trunks, which were search'd, so that I ... 19 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Breakfasted with Mr. Gerry and Mr. King. The President of Congress, who was there was so ... 20 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Mölich went away at about 6 o'clock. In the forenoon, I delivered the remaining Letters, ... 21 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy At 7 o'clock in the morning I left Cape's tavern, and went to carry one of my trunks, to ... 22 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Waited upon Mr. Salvius in the morning. He is in a disagreeable situation here; his trunk ... 23 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy After breakfast I went to see Coll. Monroe, and Mr. Hardy, of the Virginia delegation. ... 24 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Went in the forenoon to St. Paul's church and heard Mr. Doughty preach a sermon upon a text ... 25 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Waited upon Major L'Enfant in the morning; gave him a Letter for le Chevalier d'Antroches. ... 26 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy I stroll'd about the town almost all the forenoon; dined with Coll. Monroe, and Mr. Hardy, ... 27 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Breakfasted with Mr. Gerry in Company, with Mr. Söderström the Sweedish Consul at Boston who ... 28 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dr. Crosby came and paid me a visit in the morning. I went to see Mr. Jay, and staid about ... 29 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dined with the president and Mr. Harrison, Mr. Osgood was so kind as to give me a Letter for ... 30 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy Called upon the Massachusetts delegates in the morning, and afterwards upon those of ... 31 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy At about 10 in the morning I cross'd the river with Mr. B. Jarvis and found his brother ...

[August 1785]

1 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy Return'd to the City at 7 in the morning. Breakfasted with Mr. Jarvis in William Street. Mr. ... 2 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy Remain'd at home all the morning, writing Letters for Europe, as the british Packet is to ... 3 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy Was all the morning writing for the Packet. Dined with the Delegates from Virginia. Coll. ... 4 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy The british Packet sailed at about 10, in the morning. The weather was rainy, so I did not ... 5 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy I went and spent some time with Mr. Fontfreyde, in the forenoon. Dined with a large Company ... 6 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy Visited young Mr. Chaumont in the morning, who arrived a few days since from Philadelphia. I ... 7 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy Went in the morning to Church: Mr. Harrison who is always with the Ladies squired them there ... 8 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy I went out with Mr. Harrison, Mrs. Swift, and Miss Riché, to Content to see Lady Wheate, who ... 9 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dr. Witherspoon visited the President in the morning. I went with Mr. Söderström out of town ... 10 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon I went, and sat about an hour with Mr. King. Mr. Gerry was sitting at the ... 11 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy Breakfasted on board the Packet, which is to sail for L'orient next monday; from thence I ... 12 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Chaumont came, and proposed to me, to buy an horse, so that we might go to ... 13 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning the President intended to take a sail down to Sandy-Hook, for the recovery of ... 14 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy After several attempts to see Mr. van Berkel, he was at length found at home, and declined ... 15 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy Rose at about 6 o'clock in the morning; and tried my horse in the Chaise before one of Mr. ... 16 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy We were going this morning by 5 o'clock, and proceeded as far as Stamford, 12 miles from ... 17 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy At 5 o'clock we were going, and reach'd Fairfield by 9. I there delivered my letters to Mr. ... 18 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy In the morning I went to pay a visit to Mr. Platt, and found my old friend Brush there. He ... 19 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went with Mr. Brush, and delivered the Letters I had for this place. Mr. ... 20 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy We tried my horse this morning in Mr. Chaumont Chaise, but could not make him go at all: so ... 21 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy At six in the morning, we all left Middleton: and rode on to Hartford, where we arrived at ... 22 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy At about 9 this morning, Mr. Broome, and Mr. Brush, left us and set out to return to ... 23 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy It was almost seven o'clock before we got under way this morning. We rode about 10 miles and ... 24 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy One of the breast plates was broke, and we were obliged to send it a mile and half to be ... 25 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy St. Louis's day, a great holiday all over France, because it is the fête of their king's ... 26 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy No person who has not experienced it can conceive how much pleasure there is in returning to ... 27 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy Brother Charles came to town this morning. I paid a number of visits and dined, at Deacon ... 28 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy Attended Mr. Wibird's meeting forenoon, and afternoon. His voice and look was as familiar to ... 29 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy At about 9 o'clock I set off for Boston, and stopp'd half an hour, at my uncle Adams's. Saw ... 30 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy This day the Supreme Judicial Court met, and I went and heard the chief justice, Mr. Cushing ... 31 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning Mr. Chaumont came to the College, with Mr. Toscan, and two other french ...

[September 1785]

1 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Went and sat with Mr. de Chaumont a couple of hours, and afterwards accompanied him, and Mr. ... 2 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Chaumont intended to set out early in the morning for Philadelphia (or rather Albany,) ... 3 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Visited the Consul in the morning, and spent an hour with him. At about noon I left Boston, ... 4 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Attended the meeting; forenoon, and afternoon. I went after meeting and drank tea, and spent ... 5 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy The weather look'd so much like rain in the morning, that we concluded to defer our journey ... 6 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy At about 9 o'clock in the morning I again tackled my horse into my uncle's Chaise, and we ... 7 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy We breakfasted early and were on our way by 8 o'clock. We stopp'd at Captain Brookes's house ... 8 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy I went in the morning down to Mr. Thaxter's office, and spent all the forenoon with him, ... 9 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Spent the forenoon with Mr. Thaxter at his office. He went with me, and introduced me, to Mr.... 10 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy We all dined this day at Mr. White's. The only other strangers present, were Mr. Smith, the ... 11 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Attended Mr. Shaws meeting; forenoon, and afternoon. Took a walk down by the side of the ... 12 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Spent part of the forenoon with Mr. Thaxter at his Office. At 12 o'clock, we went, to a ... 13 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy At about 9 this morning we left Haverhill, cross'd the river, and stopp'd first at Mr. ... 14 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Lincoln, and immediately after dinner we again proceeded on our journey and by 5 ... 15 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning my brother Charles and Cousin Cranch, came from Cambridge to see us. I at ... 16 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy At about 9 this morning I went to Mr. Foster's, and found my Cousin Betsey Cranch ready to ... 17 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Great part of the day was spent in reading; and writing to my friends in Europe; a vessel is ... 18 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy The weather in the morning look'd stormy, and was showery at different times all day. I ... 19 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Cranch went to Boston in the morning. I staid a great part of the day at home writing. ... 20 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Tyler was again taken up the whole day. In the afternoon I went with my Cousins, over to ... 21 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Hazy disagreeable weather: was confined all day to the House, and was for the most part ... 22 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning I sent down a Cart with my two trunks that are going to Haverhill. I intended ... 23 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy At 9 this morning I went to see about getting my trunks to Haverhill: Mr. Cranch told me; ... 24 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I was present at the marriage, of Mr. Nash and Miss Apthorp. They were married ... 25 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy It continued raining all night, and in the morning so that I could not go out of town. We ... 26 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Tyler, was to return last evening, but did not. My two Cousins went last Saturday to ... 27 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Tyler came from Boston last evening; was pretty busy in the forenoon; I went and paid a ... 28 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Doctor Tufts went by in the morning, and took with him, a small trunk for me, to Boston. At ... 29 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy Paid a visit this morning to Mr. Tracey, but he was not at home. At about eleven in the ... 30 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning at 7 o'clock I cross'd Charlestown ferry. At about 8 I got into a Chaise with a ...

[October 1785]

1 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy I have been arguing with myself, whether I had best continue my Journal, or break it off at ... 2 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Attended the meeting forenoon, and afternoon. In the evening I took a walk with Mr. Thaxter. ... 3 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy The Weather was so disagreeable in the morning, that my uncle, and Aunt were undetermined ... 4 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy I began this day to translate the Eclogues of Virgil. What a difference between this Study, ... 5 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Thaxter came and dined with us, to day, the first time he has been to see us, since Mr. ... 6 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Was invited to Drink tea at Judge Sargeants. But was obliged still to plead the excuse I ... 7 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Last Evening Betsey Cranch arrived, and came this morning to see us. She came with Mr. Ben ... 8 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Thaxter spent half an hour with us in the forenoon; after dinner my Brother and myself ... 10 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy At about 12 o'clock, I went down to Mr. Thaxter's Office. And soon after I went with him, ... 11 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy The weather begins to grow Cold: and the winter is advancing with hasty strides. In the ... 12 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy There were not those effects which I expected from last Night's frolic. Though Miss Nancy ... 13 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Miss Nancy, My Brother and myself dined with Mr. Dodge, to day: Mr. Thaxter was there. He ... 14 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dined this day at Judge Sargeants. Mr. Payson, his Son in Law, Mr. Thaxter, and my brother ... 15 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy We had this day, two young Gentlemen, to dine with us. Mr. Saml. Brooks from the Academy, at ... 16 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy We had no minister to day, at our meeting house. Nancy went to the other in the forenoon, ... 17 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy There happened a very considerable alteration in the weather, during the course of the last ... 18 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning I rose about half an hour before the Sun, and walk'd two or three miles before ... 19 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy We went out between 9 and 10 this morning, in order to take, a walk, and look at the troops, ... 20 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Spent the whole day at home. Miss Nancy spent the afternoon and evening at Mr. Duncan's. In ... 21 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Stormy weather all day. It is a very lucky circumstance, that Mr. and Mrs. Shaw return'd ... 22 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy The weather has been all day, pretty much the same as it was yesterday, an high wind, with ... 23 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Attended the meeting forenoon, and afternoon. After tea, I went down with my Cousin to Mr. ... 24 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy The river has risen higher than was ever known, Insomuch that the great Street is in many ... 25 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy The river begins at length to fall, but rose, continually, till this morning; and was much ... 26 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy I was greatly disappointed to find, that neither of my Cousins nor my brother had any ... 27 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning Miss Nancy return'd, upon hearing Lucy Cranch, was here, as they are very ... 28 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy This morning My two Cousins left us, to return to Braintree, at about 9. Nancy, and Cousin ... 29 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy I began to give over all hopes of receiving any Letters from my Sister by the last Vessels, ... 30 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Attended the meeting forenoon and afternoon; in the morning Cousin Betsey came, here, and ... 31 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Allen, and Mr. Quarles, two clergymen, dined here to day. In the afternoon Charles went ...

[November 1785]

1 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Walker came over, and dined here to day. In the afternoon all the family, except my brother ... 2 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Young Mr. Symmes lodged here last Night. This morning before breakfast My Brother Charles ... 3 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Shaw went to the lecture of a neighbouring brother, and dined out; I was pretty close, ... 4 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Reading over the Salem paper to day, I found an account of the death, and funeral of Mr. ... 5 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Eliza Spent the day with us. I accompanied her home, in the Evening, and spent half an hour ... 6 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Attended the meeting, forenoon, and afternoon. Went home with my Cousin. Was employ'd all ... 7 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Thaxter went again this morning to Newbury, to attend the trial of a number of Pirates, ... 8 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy My Aunt spent the afternoon at Mr. White's. I was not outside of the gate once. Closed my ... 9 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Drank tea at Mrs. West's, where our ladies spent the afternoon. I afterwards went home with ... 10 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy My Uncle, went out, early this morning, and when he return'd put an end to our hopes with ... 11 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Attended Mrs. Duncan's funeral, in the afternoon: Mr. Smith made a prayer, very proper and ... 12 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy All day at home. Miss Nancy came in the Evening, but did not stay more than half an hour: ... 13 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy The late misfortune, was the subject of our afternoon sermon. Nobody from the family was ... 14 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy I pass'd half an hour before dinner at Mr. Thaxters office: at home all the rest of the day, ... 15 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy All day at home. My Uncle, was applied to last Saturday by a man, to do a little jobb for ... 16 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Two persons in the town, died in the Course of this day. A young Woman by the name of ... 17 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy The weather was very stormy, all the morning; but began to clear up, at about noon, and in ... 18 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy There was Company lodged here last night, but went early in the forenoon away. Eliza, dined, ... 19 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy The whole day at my studies as usual. In the afternoon I read in Watt's Logic, as my ... 20 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy We had two sermons to day, upon a text from Proverbs: 19th. Chap: 20:v: Hear counsel and ... 21 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy My Aunt and Eliza, went and took a ride in the afternoon. They drank tea at Judge ... 22 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy I have been very steady all day at My Studies, and have at length been able to go through an ... 23 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy The weather has look'd snowy, for several days past, but has remained, in Statu quo, till ... 24 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Thanksgiving day in the State of New Hampshire. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw spent it in the upper ... 25 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy The Rev'd. Mr. True dined here: a person of a peculiar Character I am told, and from what I ... 26 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy Finished the book of John, in the Testament, and was the Rest of the day, employ'd in ... 27 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy The forenoon discourse was upon Revelations, III. 15 and 16. I know thy works, that thou art ... 28 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy In the forenoon I, began, upon Xenophon's Cryopaedia, and in the afternoon, upon the book of ... 29 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy The Ladies, went in the afternoon, to pay what is called, the wedding visit to Mrs. ... 30 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy The Ladies were out the afternoon. I spent the whole Evening with Mr. Thaxter, at his ...

[December 1785]

1 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Several of the Ladies, and Gentlemen, went in a party to Methuen, about 10 miles distant, in ... 2 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy I have got through in four mornings, the preface to the Cyropaedia, but it is a crabbed ... 3 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Eliza dined here, and Mr. Mores, a relation of Miss Nancy's. Mr. Thaxter and Miss Duncan, ... 4 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Snowy weather, a great part of the day. My Aunt quite unwell. The Ladies did not attend the ... 5 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy After passing all the day, at pretty Close Study, I went and spent the Evening at Mr. ... 6 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Miss Betsey Cranch came and stay'd here all day. Miss Nancy went out to day, and will spend ... 7 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy It snow'd all day; in the Evening it clear'd up, and grew very cold. Eliza, came in the ... 8 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy A colder day, than I have experienced, for nearly these three years. It froze very hard in ... 9 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy The air is very temperate, in Comparison to that of yesterday. The river, was froze over in ... 10 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. I. Smith came over before dinner. He is to preach to-morrow at Bradford for Mr. Allen, ... 11 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Shaw went over to Bradford, in the morning, to preach for Mr. Allen, and Mr. Smith ... 12 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy I am exceedingly pleased with what I have done in Horace; and have come across many very ... 13 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Went in the afternoon, with an Intention to visit Mr. Soughton, but stopping in at Mr. ... 14 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Remained at home all day. Just at dusk Eliza came, up, and Leonard White with her. He ... 15 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Thanksgiving Day, a day of feasting throughout the State. Custom (and I know not but law ... 16 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. White's. His Son and Mr. Soughton with their Ladies, were there. Spent all the ... 17 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Thaxter return'd from his journey this Evening. He had a very disagreeable time to-day; ... 18 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Both our Sermons were from the Psalms. In the morning, LXXVIII. 52. But made his own People ... 19 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Finished the first book of Horace's Odes. ... 20 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy After studying, all day, as usual, I went in the Evening to Mr. Duncan's. Our time pass'd in ... 21 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy All day at home. I am often at a great loss, what to say at the End of a day, in this ... 22 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy The snow was entirely gone from the ground, and the three first days in this week, were such ... 23 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Thaxter return'd from Exeter Court, (where he went last Tuesday) and dined with us. Mrs. ... 24 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Eliza, spent the day here. Received some books from Braintree. Studied Watts's logic, in the ... 25 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Christmas day. Among the Roman Catholics and the followers of the Church of England it is a ... 26 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Exceeding cold Weather all day. Such as I have not felt these three years. Went and pass'd ... 27 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Was at home all day. The Cold, has in some measure abated, but is still severe. The Ladies ... 28 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy The sharpest day we have had, this Season. Dined at Mr. Duncan's, in Company, with Miss P. ... 29 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Young Lakeman, who studies with us, came over the river in the morning upon the Ice. The ... 30 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd hard all day. The weather very chilly and disagreeable. I finish'd the first book of ... 31 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy Finish'd Watts's logic. Which I have been a long time, about, but have never look'd in it ...

1786

[January 1786]

1 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy The forenoon discourse from Acts XXVI. 22. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue ... 2 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy At about half past 7 this morning, a slight shock of an Earthquake, was felt here. It lasted ... 3 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy A heavy Snow storm, all day. Not less I imagine, than two feet fell, upon a level. Mr. ... 4 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy It has not yet cleared up, but no Snow fell this day. In the Evening I went down to Mr. ... 5 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy It snow'd again almost all day. Mr. W. White, and Leonard, came, and pass'd an hour here, in ... 6 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went down in the Evening and was a couple of hours at Mr. White's. They were to have had ... 7 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Bartlett's. There were 15 persons at Table, of whom I was not acquainted with ... 8 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Adams, the Minister of another Parish, belonging to this Town changed with Mr. Shaw, and ... 9 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Was all day at home, and in the evening, closed my Letter to my Sister, as the Post goes for ... 10 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Leonard White came up in the morning, and proposed to me, to make one of a small slaying ... 11 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished in the forenoon, the second Book of the Cyropaedia; which I began, the 2d. of this ... 12 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Began in the forenoon upon the third book of the Cyropaedia; Eliza Duncan, Miss Stevenson ... 13 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. Payson pass'd the afternoon here. A Daughter of Mrs. Sargeants who was a Coquettish ... 14 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy I was up late last Night, to finish the fourth book of Horace's Odes; and found my Eyes, ... 15 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snowy weather all day. We attended however both the meetings. The forenoon text was from ... 16 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy The gentlemen left us this morning for Portsmouth. The weather very cold. At home all day. ... 17 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy An extreme cold day. I regretted much, not having my thermometer with me, to see the ... 18 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy The severest day we have had this Season. Did not stir out of the house, all day. Nancy, ... 19 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Cold has not been so violent this day, as the two former. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw, Miss Nancy ... 20 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy A Number of Ladies, drank tea here, and Judge Sargeant also. I went with Mr. Thaxter and my ... 21 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished the Epodes of Horace, and the third book of Xenophon's Cyropaedia. There is no poem ... 22 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Weather has softened so much, that, it thaw'd last Night, and has, all this day. We had ... 23 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Began upon Homer's Iliad, in the morning, and got through 50 lines. This author would be ... 24 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went over, with my Cousin and brother Charles, to dine with Mr. Allen at Bradford. A lame ... 25 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dined with my Cousin, and brothers at Mr. White's; the young Captain was there, a youth, who ... 26 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy This morning my Cousin and Brother left us, to return back to Braintree. The late thaw has ... 27 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished the first book of the Satires, and began, the 2d. These I find no difficulty in, as ... 28 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. Shaw went over to Bradford in the afternoon, and pass'd it at Mr. Allen's. Read Locke, ... 29 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Allen preach'd here to day. In the morning from Matthew VI. 33. But seek ye first the ... 30 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Rain'd almost all day. Finish'd the first Book of Homer's Iliad, which is far more ... 31 January 1786 Adams, John Quincy Began upon the 4th Book of the Cyropaedia. The wind at about noon, shifted to the North ...

[February 1786]

1 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Slept none last Night. Felt unwell all day. Went in the evening to Mr. White's but nobody ... 2 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Lecture day. Mr. Adams, Mr. Allen, and Master Parker, dined here. I did not go. In the ... 3 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Drank tea at old Mrs. Marsh's. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw have, a very high opinion of this Person; ... 4 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Mr. Osgood's in a large Company. 16 persons, at table. Mr. Larieu, a frenchman, and ... 5 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy A Snowy day. ... 6 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished the 4th. Book of the Cyropaedia; I shall have no more to do with this author while ... 7 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Drank tea, and spent the evening at Mr. Payson's. His lady, who has had two daughters by a ... 8 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy At home all day. Mr. True, was here all the afternoon. There is something extraordinary ... 9 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Miss Nancy, finally left us, this afternoon; and is going to board at Mr. Israël Bartlett's. ... 10 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Thaw'd all day. The winter seems in some measure, to be gone; very little snow remaining on ... 11 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Eliza spent the day at Mr. White's; went down and drank tea there, with Mr. Thaxter, who was ... 12 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Howe, preached us two Sermons from John III. 3. Jesus answered and said unto him, ... 13 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. and Mrs. Allen, came over and dined here. They carried away my Cousin with them. She ... 14 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd all the morning. Young Mr. Willis arrived from Boston, and informed us that a vessel ... 15 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy The weather, very mild; it thaw'd all day. Spent the Evening at Dr. Saltonstall's; the first ... 16 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Thaxter and Miss Nancy dined here. The latter appeared very different from when she ... 17 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Began the 4th. Book of the Iliad. Here again the despicable beings, the Heathens made of ... 18 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy All day within; the weather uncommonly mild. Mr. Thaxter spent the Evening and supped here. ... 19 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Evans preach'd in the forenoon from Luke XV. 18. 19. I will arise and go to my father, ... 20 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd almost all day. In the evening I went over to Bradford, with my brother. Eliza, ... 21 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy The weather cleared up in the Night; somewhat cold, and very windy. Mr. Evans set off in the ... 22 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. and Mrs. Allen, and Eliza, stopp'd here on their way to Kittery, at about half after 8. ... 23 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Shaw went to the funeral of Mr. Wingate, formerly a Minister at Boxford. A Mr. and Mrs. ... 24 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Another Snow storm; almost all day. Closed the Acts, in the Testament, and began the Romans. ... 25 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Very pleasant, all day. A curious Event happened, at the last Assembly: a misfortune befel ... 26 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy We had this day two very good Sermons, from II. Kings XXII. 20th. Behold therefore I will ... 27 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished the 5th book of the Iliad; containing, the gallant actions of Diomedes, who drives ... 28 February 1786 Adams, John Quincy Company to dine. Assembly Night. Went, with Eliza, but did not dance. There were 27 Ladies ...

[March 1786]

1 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy At home all day: Eliza, dined and passed the afternoon, at Mr. Duncan's. Mr. Thaxter went to ... 2 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Finished, the sixth book of Homer's Iliad in the forenoon, and shall go no further in it ... 3 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy I have often wish'd to hear the following Question discussed by persons well acquainted with ... 4 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Eliza, spent the day at Mr. White's. Mr. Thaxter was here in the Evening. The weather very ... 5 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Snow'd all the morning, but the air so mild, that it melted generally as it fell to the ... 6 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mrs. Saltonstall, Mrs. Harrod, and Betsey Duncan drank tea here. Mr. Thaxter remained part ... 7 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Fine Weather, all day and very mild, yet the river is not so weak but what Teems and slays ... 8 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. White's family, and Miss Sally McKinstry, drank tea here. This young Lady has been all ... 9 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Mr. Shaw went over to Bradford, to Mr. Allen's Lecture. The river still remains in a ... 10 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Clear, but cold Weather. Went, and took a walk with Eliza, just before dusk, as far as the ... 11 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Dined at Dr. Saltonstall's, with Mr. Shaw, Mr. Thaxter and Master Parker. Spent the ... 12 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy Went all day to hear Mr. Smith. I had never heard him before. His text for the whole day was ... 13 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy The Day was employ'd in paying visits, and packing up my trunks. I went to Mr. White's, ... 14 March 1786 Adams, John Quincy At 7 in the morning, we mounted our horses, and went about half a mile up the River where a ...

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