J'ai bien dormi, le derniere Soir. J'avois diné chez Le Marrechal De Maillebois avec
Baucoup du Monde. Apres diner, went to the Accademy of Sciences and heard Mr. D'Alembert
pronounce Eulogies upon divers Members deceased.1
1. On this occasion occurred the famous encounter—and embrace—between Voltaire and Franklin,
described more fully in JA's Autobiography under this date. Voltaire, who was 84, died on 30 May 1778.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015.