west point Sepr 17th 83.
I have the honor to send to your excellency, my observations while with genl baron de steubens; they are very [Conteracted], and besides i cannot warant their exactness, owing to the general being in a very great haste, to get to Canada, we did not stop to any of those positions on lake champlain which it had been very interesting to examine; and I was not permitted to go on shore at l’isle aux noix and st john. i have the honor to be with the profondest respect. your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.