This morning we went to see the kings arsenal, [ . . . ]1
1. The break in the present entry and the absence of all succeeding entries to that of
17 Aug., together with the opening lines of that entry, are attributable to the loss
of MS p. 149–156; see note to entry of 8 July (above). The journey from Berlin to Riga can be reconstructed
from Dana's Journal. They remained in Berlin until 2 Aug. On that morning they left
for Danzig, traveling day and night until they reached their destination in the late
afternoon of 6 Aug. They remained in Danzig until early in the morning of 9 Aug.,
and stayed at the Hotel D'Angleterre, which gave them a fine vantage point to view
the ancient Hanseatic city. Their next objective was Königsberg (now Kaliningrad),
the capital of Prussia, where they arrived late in the afternoon of 10 Aug. They remained
there a day, but set off early the following morning for Memel (now Klaipeda), traveling
on a very disagreeable route along a narrow tongue of land which parallels the Baltic,
until they arrived at their destination at 6 P.M. on 13 Aug. They stayed the night
in Memel, but resumed their travels to Riga early the next morning.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.