George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Elias Boudinot, 23 April 1783

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

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DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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