[dateline] Philadelphia, 29 September 1779.
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