had met François Barbé-Marbois, then the official secretary to Chevalier Anne César
de La Luzerne; Louis Guillaume Otto, La Luzerne's private secretary; and La Luzerne
himself in June 1779, when he and JA
accompanied the Frenchmen to America on La Sensible.
La Luzerne served as French minister to the United States until 1783, when he returned
to France. Barbé-Marbois continued, as charge d'affaires, until 1785, when he was
appointed intendant of Saint Domingue. JA, Diary and Autobiography
; Hoefer, Nouv. biog. générale