Phila. Jany 4th 1782
Herewith I have the honor to send your Excelly a letter for the Chevr De la Meth, in which is another for the Mareschall Duke de Broglie.
In giving these testimonials, I have a two fold pleasure—doing justice to the merits of a gallant young Officer—and Complying with your Excellency’s wishes—to do which, at all times, will afford me the highest pleasure. I have the honr to be Yr Excellys Most Obedt & Hble Ser.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.