AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress
Passy, Nov. 24. 1781
On reading over again, and reconsidering your Papers, it did not appear to me necessary that I should write to the Ministers in your Favour,8 the Recommendations you bring directly from Congress being superior to any that could proceed from me; and it would be absurd in me to suppose that mine could add weight to them. Being however truly sensible of your Merit, I wish you Success in your Application: and have the Honour to be Sir,
Le Chevalier Du Buysson
7. In answer to his of Nov. 21, above.
8. BF here drafted but deleted, “and Indeed there would be an Impropriety.”