This forenoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the Shops. Dined at Mr. Rimberts. Mr. Colombi
dined there also. Borrowed of Mr. Peyron the first volume of Dryden's Virgil.1 In the afternoon we went to see the Katchells.2 Mr. Artaud supped out.
1. The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Aeneis. Translated into
English Verse; by Mr. Dryden, London, 1697. Later editions contained 3 volumes.
2. JQA may be referring to the Kamchadals, natives of the Kamchatka Peninsula on the Russian
Pacific coast, who were the source of comment by other foreign observers (John Ledyard's Journey Through Russia and Siberia, 1787–1788, ed. Stephen D. Watrous, Madison, 1966, p. 54–56).
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.