Head Quarters New Windsor 13th May 1781
I have this morning received your Excellency’s favor of the 8th. Give me leave most sincerely to congratulate you on the safe return of the Viscount de Rochambeau, who I hope is the Bearer of agreeable intelligences. A Copy of your letter has been instantly transmitted to His Excellency the Minister at Philadelphia.
I will meet your Excellency at Weathersfield, at any time which you shall be pleased to appoint.
I have no further accounts from New York since my letter of the 11th except what is brought by two Deserters, who speak confidently of a detachment from the Army having sailed last Week but they know nothing respecting the Fleet. I have the honor to be with very great Regard Yr Excellency’s Most obt Servt