We stayed home and saw few people. I went to the Marble Palace to visit mama. Our friends and acquaintances came to visit us as if nothing had changed. Money was tight, and we were forced to sell some of our things. See more
A Muscovite merchant bought one particularly fine album of Alexander II’s coronation for 50,000 rubles. In the evening on the feast day of our regiment, I put on my uniform. I very much desired to celebrate the important day by being in uniform. I dared not, however, go outside, as those in epaulets were much harassed.