. François Louis Teissèdre de Fleury, a volunteer French officer who had served with
distinction in the Continental Army, 1776–1779, and who then, following a leave in
France, returned to serve with Rochambeau's army, 1780–1781 (Lasseray, Les français sous les treize étoiles
, 2:425–433; JA, Diary and Autobiography
). Congress voted Fleury a medal for his gallantry in the storming of Stony Point,
July 1779; see reproduction in Lasseray
, vol. 2, facing p. 430. From a list of passengers recorded in JQA
's Diary under date of 24 Nov. 1779
, it appears that Fleury returned to France on the Sensible
with the Adams party; thus he could have met AA
in Boston or Braintree before they sailed. See, further, Fleury to AA
, 6 Oct.
and 13–24 Nov.
, in vol. 4, below.