1. Michael Joy, Francis Johonnot, and William Greene, formerly of Massachusetts but more
lately of London, who were traveling together in France (see note on the following entry). Greene kept a journal of this trip, in which he wrote of
this visit to Passy:
“Saturday, May 9, morning we took coach for Passy for which [we] gave six livres,
we waited first on Mr. Adams, who receiv'd us very genteelly, but he has not wore
off the natural restraint which always was in his behaviour, we tarried with him half
an hour, from him we went to Dr. Franklin's apartment, he receiv'd us like children,
and behaved to us with all the complaisance and tenderness imaginable, we were above
half an hour in free discourse with this venerable man on our departure he desired
our company to dinner the next day being Sunday” (MHS, Procs., 54 [1920–1921]:103).
2. JA's Autobiography under this date more discreetly says, “The American Ministers dined with Madam Bertin, at Passi,”
and then goes on to tell more about their hostess.
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, 2018.