Adams Papers

To John Adams from Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, 25 May 1788

Paris May the 25th [1788]

My Dear Sir

I Will not Enter on a detail of European Affairs, Still less so of our trouble in France, as M. Barret Will tell You What Has Happened Since You Embarked—Governement Have Made a Great Effort—I think it Will Be like turnus’s Big Stone in the Aneïd—For the present the Parliaments are Put to the Rout, But Rallying Again Under Cover of Public Opinion, Which You know Has a Great force in this Country—M. jefferson Has Sent all publications Which No doubt Will Be Printed

Give me leave to introduce to You M. de Warville a Man of Letters and M. de Verriere an officer Who are travelling through the United State, and whom I Recommend to You

I give you Joy, My dear Sir, on the Happiness You Have To live Again on the land of liberty, in the Good town of Boston, and Among our friends to Whom I Beg you to present my Best Compliments—Mde de lafayette joins in Affectionate Compliments to You and mrs Adams and the Rest of the family—Remember me Most Affectionately to M. Sam. Adams and family—With Great Regard and Attachement I Have the Honour to Be / My dear Sir / Your obedient humble / Servant,


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