North Castle July 4th 1781. 10. o’clock A.M.
I arrived here with the first Brigade yesterday at 9 A.M. The 2d by a forced march joined me in the afternoon, and we are now all together ready to execute your orders. I wait with the greatest impatience to hear from you and the Duke de Lauzun. I have caused my march to be opened on White plains, in case circumstances should render it necessary. I am with Respect and personal attachment Sir, your Excellency’s most obedient and humble Servant
le cte de rochambeau
DLC: Papers of George Washington.