Mount Vernon 11th July 1796
Your private letter of the 5th instant, with its enclosures, has been received.
Mr Adet was as cordially, & as repeatedly asked to visit Mount Vernon as either of the other foreign characters; but to me, he never said he would come. La Fayette & Mr Frestal however, the day before I left Philadelphia, understood him that he should set out on this visit in ten days after me; since which I have heard nothing of him.
It was my determination, and so I acted, to place them all upon precisely the same ground; but as there are many who will not be disposed to think so. but on the contrary, will, more than probably, represent it otherwise, it will be very agreeable to me, that you should see & express to him, on my behalf, the sentiments which are mentioned in your letter: predicated on the hope, raised in me, by the Gentlemen before mentioned. With sincere esteem and regard I am—Dear Sir Yours Affectionately.