Thermometer in the morning at 22 ½ degrees below.0. Stay'd at Home all day.
Thermometer in the morning at 25 degrees below 0. Went in the forenoon to Mr. Rimbert's. In the afternoon, I went with Mr. Artaud to the Shops, and bought some things. Thermometer at night at 26 ½ degrees. below.0. Fine clear weather all day.
Mr. Artaud dined out. Stay'd at home all day.
Fine weather all day. Thermometer at 28 degrees below.0. At the Academy it was 30. Finished the 5th. Volume of Hume's history of England 577. pages, and begun the 6th.
Thermometer in the morning at [home] 29 academy 32 degrees below 0. Stay'd at home all day.
Mr. Montréal came in the forenoon to pay us a visit. Mr. D. went out for the first time since his sickness. Mr. Artaud dined out. Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit in the afternoon.
Finished the 6th. Volume of Hume's history. 480 pages. Went to the English Library and took out the 7th. and 8th. volumes of Hume's history. Begun the 7th. In the afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the Shops.
Went to two booksellers shops in the forenoon for some books.1 Mr. Artaud dined out. Fine clear weather all day.
1. None of JQA's extant books is inscribed with this date, though he may be referring to at least one book, Peter Rondeau [i.e., Johann Theodor Jablonsky], Nouveau dictionnaire françois—allemand, Basel, 1739, which he records as having bought on 18 Feb. (Catalogue of JQA's Books).
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.