Williamsburg 22d Septemr 1781.
The inclosed letter for your Excellency and the Copies of others to Count De Rochambeau and myself have this moment come to my Hands. I deem the intelligence they contain of so much importance that I have thought it proper to transmit them immediately to your Excellency by the Baron Closen one of the Aides de Camp to the Count de Rochambeau. I have the honor to be with the highest Respect and personal Esteem Yr Excellency’s Most ot and hble Servt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.