The American Commissioners to Jean-Daniel Schweighauser3
Copy:4 Harvard University Library
Passy Novr. 1. 1778
We have receivd the enclosd from Made [Madame] Gerard Spouse of M. Gerard, Ambassador of this Court to the United States.5 She is a Lady that we much respect & if by any means you can procure her the satisfaction She requests you will exceadingly oblige Sir yr. most &c
BF & AL.
P.S. Any expence you may be at shall be thankfully repaid.
A M. Schweighauser.
3. American commercial agent at Nantes and elsewhere who was one of the commissioners’ first contacts in France.
4. In Arthur Lee’s hand.
5. Marie-Nicole Grossart de Virly Gérard’s letter (XXVII, 630–1) sought help in recovering portraits of her and her daughter that she had shipped to her husband, Conrad-Alexandre Gérard. The goods had been captured by a British privateer.