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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0015

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-15

15th. Friday.

This morning I went with Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud to take a walk. After dinner I went in a Slay with Mr. Artaud to a place called Crasna-Kabak at about eleven wersts or eight English Miles from the city, and drank coffeé there. In the evening I { 114 } went to carry a letter for Mr. D. to Mr. Rimbert's. to be sent to Holland.1 Mr. Artaud supped out.
1. Dana to JA , 4 March O.S. (Adams Papers).

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0016

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-16

16th. Saturday.

This morning I went to the Academy and bought some almanacks. After dinner I went with Mr. Artaud to the Post office to subscribe for the French Amsterdam Gazette. We went after that to the Club,1 and return'd home at about nine o'clock. Clear weather.
1. Most likely the English Club, described by Henry Storch as containing about three hundred members and requiring 40 rubles for admission and 20 more for the annual subscription. The Club had newspapers and journals available as well as a “small but choice collection of books” ( Picture of Petersburg , p. 424–425).

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0017

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-17

17th. Sunday.

This morning Mr. Peyron and two of Mr. Rimbert's Nephews came to pay us a visit. Mr. D. went to Mr. Wolff's. We dined with Mr. Rimbert, Mr. Peyron and several other gentlemen, at Mr. Colombi's. Wrote a letter for America.1

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0018

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-18

18th. Monday.

This forenoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the Academy and bought a Russian and French Grammar. Wrote a letter to Mr. Thaxter.1 Went to carry out letters to Mr. Felleisen. Mr. D. dined at Mr. Wolff's. After dinner Mr. D. Mr. Artaud and myself went to the concert. We returned at about 9 o'clock.
1. Same, p. 299–300.

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0019

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-19

19th. Tuesday.

This forenoon Mr. D went to take a walk. After dinner he went with Mr. Artaud to the shops. Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit.

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0020

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-20

20th. Wednesday.

This morning Mr. D and Mr. Artaud went to take a ride, in the afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to take a ride in a slay. In the evening, news came of Port Mahon's being taken. Fine weather.
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