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
All very well.
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