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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


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Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0012-0011

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-11-12

12th. Tuesday.

We went only 3. swedish miles. Stay'd at the country house of Captain Anrinoff son in law to Mr. Hising, at Åmine.

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0012-0012

Author: Adams, John Quincy
DateRange: 1782-11-13 - 1782-11-14

13th. Wednesday [– 14th Thursday].1

We left Åmine at about 10 o'clock A.M. and rode all day, and all the night and arrived at about 12. o'clock at Åbo, on the 14th. This is a small town not much fortified but it is the capital of the province of Finland and is said to be the largest town in Sweden except Stockholm.
List of the roads from Lovisa to Åbo.
From Lovisa to   Swed: Miles  
Perna   1   1/4.  
Forsby.   1.    
Ilby.   1   1/4  
Borgo.   1.    
Wäkaski   1   1/4  
Sibbokykeky [Sibbo]   1   1/4  
Hakbolo [Haxböle]   1   1/2  
Helsingfors   1   3/4.  
1. This entry continues into the next day without a pause; the dateline is in the margin.

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0012-0013

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-11-15

15th. Friday.

This forenoon we went and paid a visit to General Armfeldt1 governor of Finland. We dined at his hotel with the Prince Galitzin who arriv'd last night. After dinner we went to see the curiosities of the town, but there is nothing extraordinary altho there is a famous University2 here. In the evening the General Armfeldt came and paid us a visit.
1. Gustaf Mauritz, Baron von Armfelt, a native of Finland, who served as a Swedish diplomat and president of the Council of Finland (Biographiskt Lexicon öfver Namnkunnige Svenska Män, 23 vols., Orebo and Uppsala, 1836–1857).
2. Abo Akademi or Universität Abo, the Finnish national university, which was removed to Helsinki in 1827 after a fire. General Armfelt served as its chancellor (Eino Kaila, Les trois sièecles du l'Université de Finlande, 1640–1940, Helsinki, 1940, p. 59–60; Repertorium der diplomatischen Vertreter aller Länder , p. 492).

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0012-0014

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-11-16

16th. Saturday.

This morning at about 10 o'clock we left Åbo at the same time with the Prince Galitzin, but Mr. Gummer intends to stay there { 159 } about a week because he has all his family here and has been a long time absent. We went this day 7 ½ Miles as far as the first passage at Helsings.