To John Adams
Paris Oct. 5. 1785.
The Chevalier Dolomieu of the order of Malta, who served in the army of Count Rochambeau in America being to pass into England, I take the liberty of introducing him to you. An acquaintance with him in America enables me to assure you of his merit; his politeness and good understanding will of themselves recommend him to your esteem.
I have the honour to be with the highest respect Sir Your most obedient & most humble servt.,
RC (Mrs. Ellen Barbour Glines, Puerto Rico; deposited in Ct, 1946); without indication of addressee; at foot of letter in another hand: “de la hay street. near great george Street. Westminster No. 5.” Entry in SJL under this date reads: “Cheval. Dolomieu. Inclosing introductory letter to J. Adams.” This covering letter to Dolomieu has not been found.