Newport April 28th 1781
I have the honor to send to your Excellency a Letter which I write to the Ch. de La Luzerne concerning some propositions from Congress for the Supplying the French corps with provisions. This Letter will be followed by Mr De Menonville, first Deputy Adjutant General who shall receive your Excellency’s orders, as he passes thro’ New Windsor, that none of these operations may cross those which are necessary for the Supplying your Excellency’s army. I am with respect and personal attachment Sir Your Excellency’s Most obedient & most humble servant
le cte de Rochambeau
DLC: Papers of George Washington.