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JQA Diary, volume 24 11 March 1795
JQA Neal Millikan

11. Visit this morning from Mr: Mersen. He has been these six weeks laid up with the gout, and is now first coming out. Papers from Paris.— The municipality this morning sent a couple of french soldiers to quarter in the house of Mr: Jehu where I am lodged. They have tried the experiment three or four times; and as often the french Commandant of the City upon my application has ordered them to allow the exemption to which the usage of Nations entitles me. He has this time requested them in writing, not to send any more here. The Representative, Alquier, makes much of the generous treatment they have observed in this Country, and if there is not a sort of Vanity in extolling one’s Nation he says no more than is proper.