Adams Papers

Avril Vingt Neuf. Mercredi.

Avril Vingt Neuf. Mercredi.

J’ai bien dormi, le derniere Soir. J’avois diné chez Le Marrechal De Maillebois avec Baucoup du Monde. Apres diner, went to the Accademy of Sciences and heard Mr. D’Alembert pronounce Eulogies upon divers Members deceased.1

1On this occasion occurred the famous encounter—and embrace—between Voltaire and Franklin, described more fully in JA’s Autobiography under this date. Voltaire, who was 84, died on 30 May 1778.

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