To Joseph-Mathias Gérard de Rayneval
Copy: Library of Congress
Passy, March 15. 1780.
I thank you for your Care in sending my Packet which I received. I congratulate you most cordially on the safe return of your good Brother. The American News papers will give you the honourable Sentiments & Testimonies of Public Bodies with regard to him; inclos’d I send you those of my friends and Correspondents which I have extracted from their Private Letters to me imagining they might afford you some Pleasure.5 With great Esteem I have the honour to be, Sir &c.
Mr. De Renneval,
5. We have not located the extracts praising Gérard de Rayneval’s brother, Conrad-Alexandre Gérard. It is likely, however, that they included comments by RB, Robert Morris, John Jay, and possibly Cyrus Griffin: XXX, 366, 372, 402–3, 421.