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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0005-0012

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-04-12

12th. Friday.

Stay'd at home all day. Mr. D. went in the forenoon to take a ride. Cloudy weather. Begun Cicero's Oration for Archias.1
1. JQA 's French translation is in M/JQA/45, Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 240. Some evidence in the translation suggests that he probably used as his Latin source Oraisons choisies de Cicéron, traduction revue par M. de Wailly, 3 vols., Paris, 1772–1778, 2:178–207, which he had purchased in St. Petersburg on 26 Feb. ( Catalogue of JQA 's Books ), although several MS markings in another edition of the oration, Selectae . . . Orationes, Paris, 1747 (same), indicate that he may have consulted it as well.