Recipient: Adams, Abigail
[dateline] Paris Feb. 28. 1780
[salute] My dearest Friend
I have sent you, one yard of fine Cambrick, at 14 Livres an Ell, two of a coarser
sort at 6 Livres an Ell. Eight India Handkerchiefs at 6 Livres each and three of another
stamp at 6 Livres a Piece. These seem monstrous dear, but I could not get them cheaper.
If the Marquis1
should make you a Visit You will treat him with all Distinction that is due to his
Merit and Character, as well as his Birth and Rank which are very high.
He has been the invariable and indefatigable Friend of America, in all Times, Places
and Occasions, and his Assiduity have2
done Us much service. He is my particular Friend, and therefore deserves from mine,
the greatest Respect, on my private Account as well as on the public.