Recipient: Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de
This letter was a reply to Sartine's of 31 Dec. 1779 (same, 4:247–248
), which Adams received when he arrived at Paris. In that letter the minister congratulated
him on his new appointment and expressed his pleasure that he had been able to return
to Europe on La Sensible.
Adams thanked Sartine for his letter and indicated his gratitude for the aid given
and the courtesies shown him by Gérard, La Luzerne, and Capt. Chavagnes in allowing
him to make his return voyage on the French frigate.