Head Quarters 23d April 1783
I have just received a very pressing Letter from Baron De L Estrade requesting me to interest myself in procuring for him from the Court of France a Command in the Island of St Domingo—He has likewise sent me a similar Memorial to be presented to Congress—and which I now do myself the Honor to inclose.
I put under this cover, for your Excellency’s perusal, my Letter to Doctr Franklin on the Subject, which I beg you to seal & forward. I have the Honor to be With great Regard & Respect sir Your Excellency’s Most Obedient and humble Servant
DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.