Recipient: Barbé-Marbois, François de
John Adams, after thanking Barbé-Marbois for his letter of 29 Sept.
(calendared above) congratulating him on his new appointment, said that John Quincy
Adams probably would not be accompanying him on his new mission to Europe. He then
noted the “agreable hours” he had spent with Barbé-Marbois and expressed the hope
that all would go well in Philadelphia. Finally, Adams offered to carry any dispatches
and private letters that might be awaiting passage to France.