George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Isaac Sherman, 4 June 1782

Connecticut-village June 4. 1782.


The officers of the first and second Connecticut brigades beg leave, as a part of the army, to express the great joy and felicity we feel on the auspicious birth of the Dauphin of France. Permit us to request of your excellency to address his excellency the minister of France with our hearty congratulations upon this important event, and to express for us in the warmest terms the very sincere attachment we have to the alliance formed with that illustrious nation whose minister he is, and of our fixed determination in common with our countrymen, to adhere to a compact so reciprocally beneficial under every possible change of fortune. We have the honor to be, With great respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servants,

Isaac Sherman Lt Col. Comdr

1st Connect. Brigade

Zebn Butler Col. Comdt

2d Connect. Brigade

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