. Thomas Barclay, a merchant from Philadelphia, American consul in France from 1781, and consul general
there from 1783; he was also a partner in the firm of Barclay & Moylan at Lorient.
Barclay also rented the Hôtel de Rouault at Auteuil, in which JA
occupied an apartment, 22 Sept.–20 Oct., following the execution of the Definitive
Treaty, and to which JA
brought his family the following summer (entries for 22 Sept.
, 20 Oct.
, below; JA, Diary and Autobiography
, 20:698; 24:3; Jefferson, Papers
, 11:496; Howard C. Rice Jr., ed., The Adams Family in Auteuil, 1784–1785
. . ., MHS Picturebook, Boston, 1956).