Bordeaux, 4 April 1778. RC
). A response to a recommendation of JA
to the firm of Louis Sonies from a correspondent, “un ami,” in Boston, this letter
introduced Adams to a Paris banking firm, Gaillard Malibran & Cie. It requested that
the bankers render assistance to Adams when he arrived in that city, but the presence
of the letter in the Adams Papers
and the fact that the American Commissioners already had a Paris banker, Ferdinand
Grand, make it unlikely that the letter was used.