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JQA Diary, volume 28 18 January 1813
JQA Neal Millikan Adams Family Relations War of 1812

18. This is the Russian festival of the Epiphany, and the day of the benediction of the Waters of the Neva; but the Emperor being absent, and no parade of the troops, the foreign Ministers were not invited to attend the ceremony.— I had a long and very serious conversation with Mr Smith, who finally avowed a disposition to do right. I received letters from Gothenburg and from England with an account of the capture of the British frigate Macedonian by the American frigate United States. Mr Lewis and Mr Dimond shortly after called upon me with the same information. Mrs Krehmer paid a visit to Mrs AdamsMr Harris called in the morning, and Mr Brandel in the Evening, but I did not see them— There is very little abatement in the severity of the Cold— I walked before dinner, and spent the Evening with Mrs Adams, in her chamber, to which she was the whole day confined. Saw Catherine for the first time since last Friday.