Coll. Humphreys. In the afternoon, went through Passy, to Paris. Mr. Jefferson’s. Saw the Masks again, a vast number more to day than yesterday. Shrove Tuesday last day of the Carnaval. French Comedy. But could get no places. A rare thing.
“8th.,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified March 30, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/03-01-02-0007-0004-0006. [Original source: The Adams Papers, Diary of John Quincy Adams, vol. 1, November 1779 – March 1786, ed. Robert J. Taylor and Marc Friedlaender. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981, p. 221.]