Recipient: Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de
[dateline] Paris July 2d 1780
I have the honor to inclose a Boston News Paper of the first of May, containing an
Account of the Arrival of the Marquiss de la Fayette; an Extract of a Letter from
London; and another of a Letter from Dr. Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia, once a member
of Congress, and a Gentleman of very good Intelligence.2
He speaks the French Language very well, was about ten Years ago in Paris, and a
Correspondent of Dr. Dubourg.
This Letter was brought me by two young Gentlemen, Mr. Folcke and Mr. Fox, Natives
of Philadelphia, Graduates in the University there, of Quaker Families, who are Students
in medicine, and are come to Paris to complete their Education in the Faculty.3
They confirm Dr. Rush's Sentiments very fully.
Two other Gentlemen just arrived Mr. Trumble of Connecticut and Mr. Tyler of Boston
confirm the same, in the Eastern States.
I have the honor to be, with the greatest Respect, Sir, your Excellency's most obedient
and most humble Servant