George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General La Neuville, 1 November 1778

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

G. Washington

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; copy, DNA:PCC, item 41; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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