From the Marquis de Deux-Ponts8
ALS: American Philosophical Society
Tugny near Reims August the 22d. 1783
I put so much confidence in your Excellencys friendship to me, that I depend on your forgiveness, for the freedom I take, to beg of you the conveyance of the inclos’d to Chevr. La Luzerne which includes some Lines to my american friends. I shall be very particularly oblig’d to you for it and am with wery respectfull sentiments Your Excellencys Most obedient Servant
8. The newly married eldest son of the duchesse de Deux-Ponts; see her letter of May 24 and Kéralio’s of Aug. 7. He was named a chevalier de Saint-Louis on June 13, by which time, it seems, he had already been elevated from a comte to a marquis: Mazas, Ordre de Saint-Louis, II, 349–50.