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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


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Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1783-02-06

6th. Thursd.

Dined this day with a great deal of Company at Baron Claes Ahlströmmers; in the evening I went to the play and afterwards I return'd again to Baron Ahlströmmers where I supp'd.

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Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1783-02-08

8th. Saturday.

This forenoon Mr. Schiebe arrived here from Marstrand, we decided to set out next Tuesday for Copenhagen.

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Author: Adams, John Quincy
DateRange: 1783-02-10 - 1783-02-11

[10th.–]11th. [Monday–]Tuesday.

Last evening at about 10 o'clock I went to a Mascarade Ball which we had in Town. As it was but the second that has ever been given in this place it was not very brilliant And the masks were almost all the same; the men dressed in sailors, and the women [in] 1 Country girls almost universally, but [it] was very well for a beginning. I stay'd there till about 4. o'clock this morning, when I return'd to my Lodgings threw myself upon a bed and slept till about 7. o'clock then pack'd up my trunks, and set away from Gottenburg with Mr. Schiebe at about half past 8. We arrived at Kungsbacka which is 3 1/2. Swed: miles. from Gottenburg, at about 5. o'clock. P.M. We cannot go any further this night on account of the weather and roads which are very bad as within these three weeks there has been nothing but a continual rain. The winter in this part of Sweden is not agreable, as it is either extremely cold or else it rains continually.
1. Editorially supplied here and below; words are obscured in MS owing to some water damage.

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Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1783-02-12

12th. Wednesd.

We came this day as far as Warberg [Varberg] which is about 6. miles Swed: from Kungsbacka. The roads are so terrible bad that we shall not be able to go at all, the nights. The weather has been pretty good all day, but very cold.

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Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1783-02-13

13th. Thursd.

We rose this morning at about 7. o'clock and left Warberg, we rode till about Nine o'clock this evening when we arrived at Halmstad. The distance is about 7. Swed: miles. The roads are extremely bad all the way.
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