Lataque to John Adams: A Translation
11 May 1778
A respected family has requested me to please ask you if Mr. de Roche Fremoy1 is still employed in the army of General Washington. I dare hope, sir, that you will do me the honor of giving me any information you must have concerning this officer, who has not been heard of for quite some time now. I have the honor to be, with the utmost respect, your very humble and very obedient servant
If you honor me with a reply, please address it to Causse Rouge Street, in Bordeaux.
RC (Adams Papers).
1. Matthias-Alexis Roche de Fermoy served as a brigadier general in the Continental Army from 5 Nov. 1776 to 31 Jan. 1778. On 16 Feb. the congress voted him $800 for passage to the West Indies (Heitman, Register Continental Army description begins Francis B. Heitman, comp., Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution, new edn., Washington, 1914. description ends , p. 191; JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 10:174).