From Brigadier General Louis Le Bèque Du Portail1
 States his willingness to go to South Carolina, but does not wish to ask for such a mission. Asks Hamilton to suggest to Washington that he be sent south.2
AL, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This letter is in French.
2. On March 27, 1780, Washington recommended to Congress that Du Portail be sent to Charleston, South Carolina (Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress).