4th May 1780
Don Francisco is just arrived and has communicated to me the cares without number and the honors which your Excellency heaped upon Mr Mirailles after his death. I have given the Spanish Ministry and the Governor of Havanna an account of your kindnesses. They will certainly have a lively participation in my gratitude—I have the honor to address you a detail which has been sent me from Martinico of the land and sea forces arrived there. I very sincerely desire they may contribute to put an end to the great Work which your Excellency has so gloriously advanced.
I intreat you to be persuaded of the sentiments of veneration and Respect which I avowed to you and with which I have the Honor to be Yr most Obt and most hble sert
DLC: Papers of George Washington.