Dined at Mr. Grands, with all the Americans, in Paris.1
1. William Greene gives in his travel journal a detailed account of this “very jovial”
dinner, a list of the “brilliant company” present, and even an explanation of the
name of the Grands' residence in Passy, La Chaise:
“One time when [Louis XV] was a hunting, he had occasion to ease himself, a person
brought him a necessary chair, he said that house shou'd be called la Chaise, which
it has been ever since, and the statue of Louis 15th on horse back stands always in
the garden, the place where this happened, it is copper and small, it was put in the
middle of the table” (MHS, Procs., 54 [1920–1921]:108).
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, 2016.