This morning Mr. Hartley1
the British Minister for making Peace, came to pay a visit to my Father, but as he
was out he desired to see me. I had some Conversation with him. He says he hopes the
Peace will be soon signed. In the afternoon I went with my Father to Passy, and saw
there Dr. Franklin and Mr. and Mrs. Jay. I also renewed my acquaintance with young
We went at the same time to see the Abbés Chalut and Arnauld2
two gentlemen of letters, with whom my Father has been familiarly acquainted ever
since his first arrival in Europe. We found with them the Abbé de Mably,3
famous for being the author of a work entitled Le Droit public de l'Europe;
and of another entitled principes des Negociations
, and the Abbé le Monnier4who has given to the world an elegant French Translation of Terence's Comedies.
As the general Turn of the Conversation was upon Politicks; there was nothing in
it, necessary to be transcribed here.