From Marquis de Fleury1
[Tenerife, Canary Islands, August 4, 1784]
Colonel fleury’s Complimens, to his former friend Colonel hamilton; he has written several Letters to him from the west indias, & france, but Received no answer. & he tis now going to take the Command of a Regiment at the island of france, & does not expect to hear from him, but he shall for ever remember with pleasure, that Col. hamilton was a friend of his in america, & wish him all kinds of happiness and fortune:—
he begs, he would present his Rispects to Mrs. hamilton.
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. In 1781, after the Battle of Yorktown, François Louis Teisseydre, Marquis de Fleury, went to France. Returning to America in 1782 and finding the war almost over, he went to South America. He returned to France in 1784.