Head Qrs Novr 27th 1780
I have the honor to introduce to Your Excellency The Chevalier De Chatellux Major General in the French army. I was happy in the opportunity which his journey this way afforded me, of making the acquaintance of a Gentleman as eminent in the literary world as distinguished for military merit and for the social qualities. The personal knowlege I have acquired of him, confirms me in the sentiments with which his reputation had impressed me—and induces me to recommend him particularlly to Your Excellency’s esteem. I have the honor to be With perfect respect Sir Yr most Obedt & hum. St
DLC: Papers of George Washington.