Conway, Françoise-Antoinette-Jeanne Langlois du Bouchet, comtesse de

Sought news of her husband, Thomas Conway, the Irish-born French officer who was named inspector general of the Continental army (1777), and of her brother, Denis-Jean- Florimond du Bouchet, who accompanied Thomas Conway to America.

Over time, she and Franklin developed a more friendly relationship, and she affectionately called him “mon cher papa” and “my father d’Amérique.”