Paris afternoon, alone. Mr. Jeffersons. He looks much afflicted. The last letters,
brought him news of the death of one of his daughters:1 he has a great deal of Sensibility. Bought books.2
1. Jefferson received the news of the death of Lucy Elizabeth (b. 1782), his second daughter
by that name, in a letter from James Currie, 20 Nov. 1784, which was received on 26
Jan., carried by Lafayette (Jefferson, Papers, 6:186; 7:441, 538–539).