. Over the course of the preceding four months, JA
in correspondence with Thomas Barclay had made arrangements to rent the house in
which he and JQA
had obtained apartments shortly after the signing of the Definitive Treaty (entry
for 10 Aug. 1783, note
, above). The Hôtel de Rouault and the Adamses' life there are colorfully described
in Howard C. Rice Jr., ed., The Adams Family in Auteuil, 1784–1785
. . ., MHS Picturebook, Boston, 1956.