1780 January 29. Saturday. We arrived at Bourdeaux. We had met Couriers and received
Letters on the Road, inviting Us to alight at all the principal Inns in Bourdeaux.
The Reputation of entertaining the American Ambassador, must have been the motive
to all this Zeal, for our Number was so small, that the profit to be made of Us could
not be great. As all the public Houses were alike unknown to me, I ordered our Postilion
to drive Us to the best house in the City and left it to his Judgment to determine.