Providence November 9th 1782
The troops are arriving here with a pretty fair weather, but, between us, I believe our navy will not be ready before the end of this month, I beg of your Excellency to forward this Letter with speed to the Chevalier de La Luzerne and to send me word of every thing which may come to your knowledge, relative to the evacuation of Charlestown. a seafaring man has said here that at the beginning of october, all the big artillery was imbarked there. I am with respect and personal attachment, Sir, Your Excellency’s Most obedient humble servant
le Cte de Rochambeau
DLC: Papers of George Washington.