This morning Mr. D. went with Mr. Artaud to get some maps at the Academy. I went to a bookseller’s and bought Manstein’s Memoir’s upon Russia, and Anecdotes du Nord.1 Mr. Artaud dined and supped out. Clear weather.
1. Christoph Hermann von Manstein, Memoires historiques sur la Russie depuis 1727 jusqu’à 1744, Paris, 1771, with JQA’s notation: “bo’t at St. Petersbourg, March 7th., 1782, No. 20”; Pierre Antoine de La Place and others, Anecdotes du Nord, la Suede le Danemarck, etc., Paris, 1770, with notation: “bo’t at St. Petersbourg, March 7, 1782. No. 21. R[u]ble 1 Cop[ecks] 50” (Catalogue of JQA’s Books description begins Worthington C. Ford, ed., A Catalogue of the Books of John Quincy Adams Deposited in the Boston Athenaeum. With Notes on Books, Adams Seals and Book-Plates, by Henry Adams, Boston, 1938. description ends ). The book numbers refer to JQA’s book purchases in St. Petersburg.