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Docno: ADMS-06-08-02-0123

Author: Barbé-Marbois, François de
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1779-09-29

From François Barbé-Marbois

printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:174 (JA's English translation); for the French text, see JA, Works, 7:116–117.
Barbé-Marbois was touched that the American people had chosen a peace negotiator who was unprejudiced and without passion except for the welfare of his country. He hoped that John Adams would again take his son John Quincy Adams to Europe so that the young man could learn to value France and ready himself for future service to his country. He ended by observing that France was perceiving more each day the value of its alliance with America.
printed: (JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:174 (JA's English translation); for the French text, see JA, Works, 7:116–117).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
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