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    1[August 1784] (Adams Papers)
    Left London, travelled to Sittingbourne. 43. miles. In the latter part of Dec. 1783, JA and JQA traveled from London to Bath via Oxford, but were unable to remain long at the famous spa because of the unsettling news that the Dutch loan which JA had obtained the previous summer had been overdrawn. Although JA ’s health had improved little during his short stay in England, he and JQA left...
    2Monday [16th.] (Adams Papers)
    Dined at Mr. Hartleys.
    3Tuesday [17th.] (Adams Papers)
    Moved out to Auteuil. Over the course of the preceding four months, JA in correspondence with Thomas Barclay had made arrangements to rent the house in which he and JQA had obtained apartments shortly after the signing of the Definitive Treaty (entry for 10 Aug. 1783, note 1 2 , above). The Hôtel de Rouault and the Adamses’ life there are colorfully described by AA in Howard C. Rice Jr., ed.,...
    4Wednesday [18th.] (Adams Papers)
    Coll. Humphreys arrived. David Humphreys , a former aide-decamp to Washington, was appointed on 12 May secretary to the Commission (which included JA , Franklin, and Jefferson) to negotiate treaties of amity and commerce with foreign powers ( DAB Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone, eds., Dictionary of American Biography , New York, 1928-1936; 20 vols, plus index and supplements. ; JCC Worthington...
    5[19th.] (Adams Papers)
    Thursday went into Paris shopping.
    6Saturday. [21st]. (Adams Papers)
    Went to Paris. Gave Gregson a watch to repair. Am to have it again, Wednesday next.
    7Sunday August 22d. (Adams Papers)
    Mr. Jefferson and his Daughter, Coll: Humphreys, and Genl. dined with us. Martha Jefferson had only recently arrived with her father in Paris from America. She remained in France, attending school and studying French, until the end of Jefferson’s diplomatic mission in 1789 (Edward T. James and others, eds., Notable American Women, 1607–1950: A Biographical Dictionary , 3 vols., Cambridge,...
    8[24th.] (Adams Papers)
    Tuesday morning. Went to Paris.