Phila [W.] Jany 83
His Majesty has been informed of the marks of Joy shewn by the American Army; on the birth of the Dauphin and it has given him great satisfaction to see the part which the American Officers and soldiers have taken in that happy event.
The King has ordered me to make known to you his sensibility on this Occasion and has charged me to assure the American Army and the General who commands it—of his affection and particular Esteem. Have the honor to be with a Respectfull attachment. Gentlemen Your very humble and very Obed. Servant
Translation (Signed) Le Chev de la luzerne
DLC: Papers of George Washington.