Paris May the 4th 1788
My dear General
I Have Been Requested to Present to You M. de Saint fris a Captain in the french Regiment of dragoons who is Going as a traveller through the United States, and of Course wishes to Pay His Respects to General Washington.1 He Has Been Particularly Recommended to me, and as I don’t know When this introductory letter will Reach you and I am sure it will not Arrive Before My dispatches of a later date I shall only Present You with the Affectionate Respects of Your filial friend
1. On 15 Nov. 1788 the chevalier de St. Trys (St. Tries, St. Trise, St. Fris) visited Mount Vernon with Brissot de Warville. See the editors’ note, Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 5:424–25.