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A dinner at Obregon’s:2 The Company consisted of as many of the Corp Diplomatique as recognize Mexico to
be a sovereign State. Mr. Clay, Mr. Sanford,3 van Rensselaer, Gen. Lyman4 and others. I sat next to the last named and was dull.
1. From D/CFA/5. CFA spent the morning at home, reading Voltaire and beginning Pascal.
JQA’s set of Blaise Pascal’s Œuvres, Paris, 1819, is in the Stone Library, which also contains his copy of Pascal’s Les provinciales ou les lettres par L. de Montalte, Cologne, 1657, and a two-volume edition of the Pensées, Geneva, 1778. Among JA’s books in the Boston Public Library is a copy of Les provinciales, Paris, 1754 (Catalogue of JA’s Library, p. 188). CFA also worked on the Executive Record (D/CFA/1).