From Vicomte de Noailles
[Boston, December 10–25,1 1781. In a letter written in April, May, or June, 1782, Hamilton wrote De Noailles of his pleasure “at receiving, after an inexplicable delay, the letter you were so obliging as to write me before your departure from Boston.” Letter not found.]
1. Louis Marie, Vicomte de Noailles, arrived in Boston on December 10, 1781, and sailed with Lafayette and other French officers on December 25, 1781, on the Alliance. Some time during his stay in Boston this letter was written.