To Brigadier General La Neuville
[Fredericksburg, N.Y.] Novr 1: 1778
I just now received your favor of the 30th Ulto and am exceedingly obliged by the very polite terms, in which you are pleased to express yourself. As I applaud your zeal & the motives, which brought you to this Country, I cannot but regret, that the circumstances of the Army did not afford you more satisfactory opportunities of serving. I am persuaded if they had, you would have improved them in a manner—that would have done honor to yourself—and justified the confidence reposed in you.
I shall consider myself happy in seeing you before your departure and am sir with great respect and esteem Yr Most Obedt st
Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; copy, DNA:PCC, item 41; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.