Head Quarters 22d May 1782
I have been honored with your Favor of the 13th communicating to me the formal Annunciation to Congress, by the Minister of France, of the Birth of a Dauphine.
Measures are ordered to convey to the Army the News of this happy Event; which will be celebrated with such Demonstrations of Joy as the Occasion requires and our Circumstances will admit.
This Information will be transmitted to Genl Greene, that the Army, under his Command, may participate in the general Joy. I have the Honor to be, with the greatest Respect, Your very humbl. Servt
DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.