Mrs. and Miss Adams, went into Paris in the evening: and went with young Mr. Franklin
and Mrs. Hewson1 to the Concert Spiritual.2
1. Mary (Polly) Hewson, daughter of Benjamin Franklin's London landlady, Margaret Stevenson. In 1770 she
married Dr. William Hewson, who became a respected London physician and anatomist,
but he wounded himself during a dissection in 1774 and subsequently died. Shortly
thereafter, Franklin urged Polly, with whom he had a long and warm friendship, to
settle in America, but he did not succeed in his efforts until 1786. She was visiting
him in Passy with her family in 1784–1785 (Franklin, Papers, 8:122; DNB).