This day the Statue of Peter the great was uncover’d. All the troops in the city amounting to about 10,000 men pass’d in review. Mr. D went to see it. After supper I went to see the statue and the illumination on the square.
“18th. Sunday.,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 6, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/03-01-02-0004-0009-0018. [Original source: The Adams Papers, Diary of John Quincy Adams, vol. 1, November 1779 – March 1786, ed. Robert J. Taylor and Marc Friedlaender. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981, p. 141.]