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Morning at home, Burlamaqui,1 walk to the Capitol, Vanderlyn’s Paintings, Ariadne, Marius,2 dinner party at home, Mr. S. C. Allen.3
1. JQA’s copy of Jean Jacques Burlamaqui, The Principles of Natural and Politic Law, 2 vols., London, 1784, together with a French edition published in Geneva in 1764,
is in the Stone Library. A 1763 edition of the work, published in London, is among
JA’s books in the Boston Public Library (Catalogue of JA’s Library, p. 39).
2. Two of the most famous paintings of the American artist John Vanderlyn (1775–1852) were his nude figure, “Ariadne,” and his “Marius amid the Ruins of Carthage” (DAB).
3. Samuel Clesson Allen (1772–1842), who served as Massachusetts Representative from 1817 to 1829 (Biog. Dir. Cong.).