George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Anne-César, chevalier de La Luzerne, 28 June 1782

A Philadelphie le 28 Juin 1782.


J’ai reçu la lettre que vous m’avez fait l’honneur de m’ecrire le 24 de ce mois et celle qui y étoit jointe pour M. le Cte de Rochambeau, dont vous avez la bonté de me donner Communication. Je lui fais passer l’original par un exprès sur avec une autre lettre que je lui écris moi-même et dont j’ai l’honneur de vous envoyer la Copie. Nous n’avons absolument aucune nouvelle. Je Suis avec le plus Sincere et le plus Respectueux attachement Monsieur De Votre Excellence Le três humble et três obeissant Serviteur

Le che. de la Luzerne

Je serois bien heureux si l’intrevue projetté [   ] avoir lieu vers le 15 du mois prochain [   ]le jour fixé pour la fete de la naissance de [   ] le dauphin elle serait complete si j’[avois ]le bonheur de prendre votre excellence aussi que Madame Washington.



I have reced the letter you did me the honor to write me the 24th of this month and the inclosed for Count Rochambeau which you was so good as to communicate to me and which I sent off with another letter from my self by a safe Express—Copy of my Letter I have the honor to inclose you—We have absolutely no News. I am &c.

le Chev. de la luzerne

I shall be very happy if your proposed interview can take place about the 15th of next Month the day fixed for the Celebration of the birth of the Dauphin—nothing will be wanting to make it compleat but the pleasure of yours & Mrs Washingtons Company.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.


28 June 1782

My dr General,

I have just reced a letter from General Washington who expresses a great desire to see you—probably he mentions the matter to you in the letter I have the honor to inclose you—I readily conceive how fatiguing such a Voyage will be to both of you—but especially for you, who are such a distance—at the same time you will agree, that such an interview is necessary to concert measures for this Campaign even if you should not have reced News from Court—it is probable you will find some here on your arrival, by some frigate which may arrive Either in Delaware or Boston—and if any dispatches should arrive in Chesepeak after your departure an Express can bring them after you quicker than you can come—In case you set out, my Dr General, send me an Express some days beforehand that General Washington may have time to arrive here, about the same time with yourself.

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