New York Decr 4th 1783
I recd with the greatest satisfaction the Message you had the goodness to bring me from my friend the Marquis de la Fayette—Nothing could give me more pleasure than a sight of that amiable, disinterested, & patriotic Young Nobleman.
While the polite mode of your communication merits my acknowledgments, I take a pleasure in congratulating you on your appointment to be the Consul of His Most Christian Majesty for this State. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.