Took a walk this morning with Mr. Artaud in to the Country, and Stay’d there all day. We returned at about 12 o’clock at night. Pretty good weather. Anniversary of the battle of Pultawa1 —Russian Holiday.
1. Poltava or Pultava, the Ukranian city which was the scene of Peter the Great’s final and decisive victory over Charles XII of Sweden on 8 July 1709 (Larousse, Grand dictionnaire universel description begins Pierre Larousse, Grand dictionnaire universel du XlXe siècle ..., Paris, ; 15 vols, and supplements. description ends ).