To George Clinton
Head Quarters West point 17th Sept. 1779.
I have had the pleasure of your Excellency’s favr of the 14th and am obliged by the communication of Coll Van Dyk’s letter, which affords a pleasing prospect of Indian Affairs.
The Chevalier de la Luzerne sets out this morning for Philada.1
I have no regular Maps of the Western Country except Evans’s, Hollands, and such as are in print.2 I have some detached Sketches to copies of which your Excellency shall be welcome if you deem them material. I am &c.
Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. The secretary of the French delegation to the United States, François, marquis de Barbé-Marbois, wrote in his journal for this date: “Obliged to hurry our journey, we left the camp after a stay of two days. The general took us back as far as [Newburgh] where we took leave of him and of the chief officers of his army who had accompanied us” (Chase, Letters of Barbé-Marbois, 118). La Luzerne, the French minister plenipotentiary, continued his journey to Philadelphia; see GW to Robert Howe, 18 Aug., n.1.