This morning Mr. D. went with Mr. Artaud to get some maps at the Academy. I went to a bookseller's and bought Manstein's Memoir's upon Russia, and Anecdotes du Nord.1 Mr. Artaud dined and supped out. Clear weather.
1. Christoph Hermann von Manstein, Memoires historiques sur la Russie depuis 1727 jusqu'à 1744, Paris, 1771, with JQA's notation: “bo't at St. Petersbourg, March 7th., 1782, No. 20”; Pierre Antoine de La Place and others, Anecdotes du Nord, la Suede le Danemarck, etc., Paris, 1770, with notation: “bo't at St. Petersbourg, March 7, 1782. No. 21. R[u]ble 1 Cop[ecks] 50” (Catalogue of JQA's Books). The book numbers refer to JQA's book purchases in St. Petersburg.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.