Took a walk this morning with Mr. Artaud in to the Country, and Stay'd there all day. We returned at about 12 o'clock at night. Pretty good weather. Anniversary of the battle of Pultawa1 —Russian Holiday.
1. Poltava or Pultava, the Ukranian city which was the scene of Peter the Great's final and decisive victory over Charles XII of Sweden on 8 July 1709 (Larousse, Grand dictionnaire universel).
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.