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had met François Barbé-Marbois, then the official secretary to Chevalier
Anne César de La Luzerne; Louis Guillaume Otto, La Luzerne's private secretary; and
Luzerne himself in June 1779, when he and
accompanied the Frenchmen to
America on La Sensible.
La Luzerne served as French minister to
the United States until 1783, when he returned to France. Barbé-Marbois continued,
d'affaires, until 1785, when he was appointed intendant of Saint Domingue. JA, Diary and
; Hoefer, Nouv. biog.