. On this day at “half after two” in the afternoon, JA
and his party set off for Paris, where they arrived on 9 Feb. 1780. Lagoanere accompanied
the party to its first stop at Betanzos. For accounts by JA
of this long and arduous journey, see JA, Diary and Autobiography
; JQA, Diary
; Adams Family Correspondence
. John Thaxter's letters to AA
, Adams Family Correspondence
, and Francis Dana's Journal, 1779–1780, MHi
, supplement these accounts.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2016.