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3. The “three Children” were of course JQA, CA, and Samuel Cooper Johonnot. Pechigny and his wife conducted a pension
academy in Passy favored by Americans who had children in France. It was sometimes called the Pension or Ecole de Mathématiques. Apparently JQA had attended this school at least briefly during his first stay in Europe.
See JA, Diary and Autobiography
Cal. Franklin Papers, A.P.S.
, 5:55, 75, 88, 507; several letters under date of 16
March, below; and JA to Pechigny, 16 May
, also below.
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, 2007.