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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0003-0026

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-02-26

26th. Tuesday.

In the forenoon Mr. D. went to take a walk. After dinner I went to a booksellers and bought a Latin and French Dictionary.1 Cloudy weather.
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1. This is possibly Jean Boudot, Dictionarium Universale Latino-Gallicum, Paris, 1774, or his third edition, Paris, 1775, both of which contain JQA 's earliest bookplate, but no date of purchase. During his first month in St. Petersburg, he bought for “8 R[ubles] 50 C[opecks]” another volume which includes a Latin-French dictionary, François Antoine Pomay, Le Grand dictionnaire royale en trois langues, savoir, la françoise, la latine et l'allemande, 2 vols., Augsburg, 1767 ( Catalogue of JQA 's Books ).

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0003-0027

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-02-27

27th. Wednesday.

Went in the forenoon with Mr. D. to a bookseller's and bought the King of Prussia's works.1 Mr. D. went to take a walk after dinner. Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit. Mr. Artaud dined out. Cloudy weather all day.
1. Frederick the Great, (Oeuvres du philosophe de Sans-Souci, 4 vols., Neuchatel, 1760, with JQA 's notation: “bo't St. Petersbourg, Feby. 16/27, 1782 ... 3 R[u]bl[es], 25 Cop[ecks]” ( Catalogue of JQA 's Books ).

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0003-0028

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-02-28

28th. Thursday.

In the forenoon I received a letter from Holland, from my Father;1 and another From America.2 Mr. D went to take a ride after dinner. Stay'd at home all day. Cloudy weather. Finished the first volume of Mrs. Macaulay's history of England 420 pages and begun the 2d.
1. That of 5 Feb. ( Adams Family Correspondence , 4:282–283), which JQA says he “receiv'd three days agone” ( JQA to JA , 4 March, same, p. 286–287).
2. The only possibility, from evidence in surviving letters, is Elizabeth Cranch to JQA , May 1781 (same, p. 146–148), which JQA states he received “some days agone” in his reply to her of 17 March (same, p. 297).

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0001

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-01

N.(1782)S. March. 1st. Friday.

Mr. D went to take a walk in the forenoon. Stay'd at home all day. Cloudy weather.

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0002

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-02

2d. Saturday.

In the Forenoon Mr. Wolff came to pay a visit to Mr. D. Went to a bookseller's for a book for Mr. D. In the afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the shops, and bought some things. Cloudy weather.
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