George Washington Papers

From George Washington to James Clinton, 19 December 1780

Head Qrs New Windsor 19th Decr 1780

Dear Sir,

I have the pleasure of introducing to you the Chevr de Chatteleaux Majr Genl in the French Army, and the Viscount de Noailles & Count Damas who are anxious to see the Northern Frontier of New York, & may perhaps go as far as lake George.

As they are Gentlemen of the first rank in France, I would wish every attention paid to them. You will be pleased to offer them an escort if they incline to go beyond Saratoga, and will recommend them to persons on whom they may confide as guides, or for any assistance of which they may stand in need. I am with esteem Dr Sir Yr most Obedt Servt

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