Haverstraw 7ber September 16th 1782.
I have the honor to send to your Excellency, my Letter for the Mis de Vaudreuil. My sentiments I am happy to find perfectly coincide with yours, on the objects mentioned in the Letter. I beg of your Excellency to write to Gor hancock that he may give the proper directions for the Speedily assembling of the militia, in case of a signal from the Mis de Vaudreuil, that he sees the British fleet with transports Loaded with Land troops which there is not the Least probability of. I am with respect and personal attachment, Sir, your Excellency’s Most obedient humble servant
le cte de Rochambeau
I send word to the Marquis that you write to Mr Hancock.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.