Rode through Orleans, &c. and arrived at Paris, about 9 O Clock. For 30 Miles from
Paris or more the Road is paved, and the Scaenes extreamly beautifull.
At Paris We went to several Hotels which were full—particularly the Hotell D'Artois,
and the Hotell Bayonne. Then We were advised to the Hotell de Valois, where We found
entertainment. But We could not have it without taking all the Chambers upon the floor
which were four in Number, very elegant and richly furnished, at the small Price of
two Crowns and an Half a Day, without any Thing to eat or drink. We send for Victuals
to the Cooks. I took the Apartments only for two or three days.
At our Arrival last Night at a certain Barrier, We were stopped and searched, and
paid the Duties for about 25 Bottles of Wine which we had left of the generous Present
of Mr. Delap at Bourdeaux.
My little Son has sustained this long Journey of near 500 Miles at the Rate of an
hundred Miles a day with the Utmost Firmness, as he did our fatiguing and dangerous
Immediately on our Arrival, We were called upon for our Names, as We were at Mrs.
Rives's at Bourdeaux.
We passed the Bridge, last Night over the Seine, and passed thro the Louvre. The Streets
were crowded with Carriages, with Livery Servants.