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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0010

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-10

10th. Sunday.

This morning we went to see the palace at Oranienbaum, and then dined and after dinner set off in our slays from Oranienbaum for Peterhoff at five minutes past two o'clock, and arrived there, at three o'clock wanting twenty minutes the distance being 9 wersts. We came from Oranienbaum to Peterhoff on the land whereas yesterday we were upon the Gulph of Cronstadt. We saw the palace of Peterhoff and then set out for St. Petersbourg upon the Gulph, and arrived there in one hour and three quarters, (from 10 minutes before 4. to 35 past five[)] the distance is 27. wersts which is about 19 ¾ English Miles. We stopp'd { 113 } some time at Mr. Rimberts and then Mr. D. Mr. Artaud and myself return'd home.

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

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-11

11th. Monday.

This day Mr. Blondot and Mr. Cussy dined here, after dinner I went with Mr. Artaud to the Concert. Went after the concert was over, and supped at Mr. Rimbert's. Mr. D. receiv'd this day a letter from Holland1 inclosing some from America.
1. Thaxter to Dana, 15 Feb. (MHi:Dana Papers).

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

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-12

12th. Tuesday.

In the afternoon I went to take a ride with Mr. D. Begun the third Oration of Cicero against Catiline.1 Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit in the evening. Mr. Artaud supp'd out. Cloudy weather.
1. M/JQA/45, Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 240.

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

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-13

13th. Wednesday.

In the forenoon I went to the English Library and took out the 4th and 5th volumes of Mrs. Macaulay's history of England and the first volume of Robertson's history of Charles the 5th.1 Begun Mrs. Macaulay's 4th. volume. After dinner I went to a bookseller's and bought some books. Cloudy weather.
1. William Robertson, The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. . . ., 3 vols., London, 1769.

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

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-14

14th. Thursday.

This morning when we got up we found our Thermometer stolen. In the forenoon Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud went to take a ride; we dined at Mr. Rimbert's; Mr. Artaud supp'd out. In the evening Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit.

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0004-0015

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-03-15

15th. Friday.

This morning I went with Mr. D. and Mr. Artaud to take a walk. After dinner I went in a Slay with Mr. Artaud to a place called Crasna-Kabak at about eleven wersts or eight English Miles from the city, and drank coffeé there. In the evening I { 114 } went to carry a letter for Mr. D. to Mr. Rimbert's. to be sent to Holland.1 Mr. Artaud supped out.
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