Newburg 23d March 1783
Your Excelly I am sure will pardon me, when the momentary interruption I give you, is for the purpose of introducing to your Civilities Monsr Gouvion, Colo. in the American Service, and an Officer of great merit, & of distinguished zeal, abilities & bravery.
He will repeat to you my former assurances of attachment—& convey to you my present wishes for your Success—He will tell you how happy it would make me to embrace you on American Ground, & with what respect & consideration. I have the honr to be Yr Excellys Most Obedt & Most H. Ser.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.