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Mr. Jefferson and his Daughter,1 Coll: Humphreys, and Genl.2 dined with us.
1. 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, 1971).
2. Left blank in
. Probably Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who sailed from New York on 15 July and left Paris
for Poland on 27 Aug. (AA2, Jour. and Corr., 1:16; Memorial Exhibition: Thaddeus Kosciuszko . . . Revealed in a Collection of Autograph
Letters by Him . . . Being the Collection Formed by Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Kahanowicz, N.Y., , introduction, p. 3, text, p. 14).