[dateline] Versailles, 1 [January]
[salute] Dear Sir
I read to Count Vergennes that which concerns the Count d'Estaing in the note with which you honored me. He recommended that I mention it in my journal. But it will have to appear in the number after that which will appear tomorrow. I have also included an English piece—signed Fire and Sword,2
which should amuse you.
I am, with respect, sir, your very humble and very obedient servant,
I am keeping an eye out for the piece from Virginia in the British papers.