1. This is possibly Jean Boudot, Dictionarium Universale Latino-Gallicum, Paris, 1774, or his third edition, Paris, 1775, both of which contain JQA's earliest bookplate, but no date of purchase. During his first month in St. Petersburg, he bought for “8 R[ubles] 50 C[opecks]” another volume which includes a Latin-French dictionary, François Antoine Pomay, Le Grand dictionnaire royale en trois langues, savoir, la françoise, la latine et l'allemande, 2 vols., Augsburg, 1767 (Catalogue of JQA's Books).
Went in the forenoon with Mr. D. to a bookseller's and bought the King of Prussia's works.1 Mr. D. went to take a walk after dinner. Mr. Hoogwerst came to pay us a visit. Mr. Artaud dined out. Cloudy weather all day.
1. Frederick the Great, (Oeuvres du philosophe de Sans-Souci, 4 vols., Neuchatel, 1760, with JQA's notation: “bo't St. Petersbourg, Feby. 16/27, 1782 ... 3 R[u]bl[es], 25 Cop[ecks]” (Catalogue of JQA's Books).
In the forenoon I received a letter from Holland, from my Father;1 and another From America.2 Mr. D went to take a ride after dinner. Stay'd at home all day. Cloudy weather. Finished the first volume of Mrs. Macaulay's history of England 420 pages and begun the 2d.
2. The only possibility, from evidence in surviving letters, is Elizabeth Cranch to JQA, May 1781 (same, p. 146–148), which JQA states he received “some days agone” in his reply to her of 17 March (same, p. 297).
N.(1782)S. March. 1st. Friday.
Mr. D went to take a walk in the forenoon. Stay'd at home all day. Cloudy weather.
In the Forenoon Mr. Wolff came to pay a visit to Mr. D. Went to a bookseller's for a book for Mr. D. In the afternoon I went with Mr. Artaud to the shops, and bought some things. Cloudy weather.