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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 18 March 1780


My dear Mrs. Adams

This will be delivered or sent you by Monsieur John Baptiste Petry, Secretary of the Comte de Chatelet, a Marshall of the Camps and Armies of the King of France. He is recommended to me by Some of my Friends particularly the Abbys Chalut and Arnone, as a sensible worthy agreable Man.

I hope we shall have this Summer, and forever hereafter more frequent Communication between France and America. This Gentleman or the French Counsel at Boston or your Friends at Philadelphia, or general Knox or the Marquis de la Fayette or the Viscount De Noailles, in the Army or the Chevalier de La Luzerne or Mr. Marbois, will take Charge of your Letters and [carry?] them, to him, whose


Delight they are, when they dont censure, nor complain of him, when they do they are his greatest Punishment.

All very well.

Yours
John Adams

[Endorsement -- see page image]



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 18 March 1780 [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/
Original manuscript: Adams, John. Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 18 March 1780. 2 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Digitization Project (letter not published)
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