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

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-26

26th. Tuesday.

Begun the fifth volume of Mrs. Macaulay's history. Finished the third oration of Cicero against Catiline. Stay'd at home all day. Mr. Artaud supp'd out. Our German master gave us a lesson.

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

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-27

27th. Wednesday.

This morning I went with Mr. D. to the house of the Spanish chargé d'affaires.1 Mr. D went to take a ride with Mr. Artaud. In the afternoon they went to the shops together. In the afternoon I went to take a walk. Begun the fourth Catilinary of Cicero.2 Fine weather.
1. Pedro Normande, Spanish chargé d'affaires to Russia, 1776–1777, 1778–1782, minister ad interim to Russia, 1784–1788, and later envoy to Poland and Denmark ( Repertorium der diplomatischen Vertreter aller Länder , p. 440, 438, 429).
2. M/JQA/45, Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 240.

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

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-28

28th. Thursday.

This forenoon Mr. Gonset came to pay us a visit. Mr. D. went in the afternoon to Mr. Wolff's. Mr. Artaud dined out. Stay'd at home all day. Fine, Clear weather.

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0029

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-29

29th. Friday.

This morning I went with Mr. Artaud to the shops and bought some things. We went to the Academy for some Maps but found it shut up, and to Mr. Rimbert's for the Newspapers. In the afternoon I went and took a walk with Mr. D. Mr. Artaud supped out. Fine clear weather. Thermometer above 0.

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0030

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-30

30th. Saturday.

Mr. Rimbert, Mr. Peyron and his Lady, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Rosat, and the youngest Mr. Montréal dined with us this day: Mr. Artaud supp'd out. Fine weather. Stay'd at home all day. Finished the 5th. and last volume1 of Mrs. Macaulay's history of England 470. pages.
1. Three additional volumes of her History of England were published between 1781 and 1783( DNB ).
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