George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Jay, 11 September 1779

To John Jay

Head Quarters West Point 11th Sepr 1779


I do myself the honor to inclose your Excellency two of the latest York papers that have come to my hands.1

The Count de la Luzerne reached Springfeild the Evening of the 7th and may be every hour expected here.2 I have the honor to be with the greatest Respect Yr Excellency’s Most obt and humble Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DNA:PCC, item 152; Df, DLC:GW; copy, DNA: PCC, item 169; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1These enclosures have not been identified.

2La Luzerne, the new minister plenipotentiary of France, was traveling from Boston to Philadelphia. For the itinerary of La Luzerne’s party, which included a visit with GW at West Point, see GW to Robert Howe, 18 Aug., n.1; see also GW to Ezekiel Belden, 5 Sept., and the notes to that document. For La Luzerne’s visit with GW at West Point, see Substance of a Conference with La Luzerne, 16 September.

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