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To George Washington from Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, 23 December 1781

Alliance off Boston December 23d 1781

We are Going to Sail, My dear friend, and the last Account I Hear from the shore, the first one I Am to Give in Europe is a New success of General Grene—fort Anne and 300 men taken, the Ennemy litteraly Reduced to Charlestown and Savahna Will Make a pretty Paragraph in the French Gazette—I Will Make it My Business to Work about the Thing You Must Naturally Wish—God Grant I May Have Soon the pleasure to Serve Under Your orders and Render you the little Services that a friendly Heart Can offer to A Respected Commander—As the time of My Stay in france is not limited, I Wish you May Have sent Burnet—My Best Compliments Waït on the Gentlemen of Yr family, St Clair, Lee, and my other friends—Congress Have Been pleased to Approve of the Conduct of the troops I Had the Honor to Command—Which testimonies the General promised He would forward to our Brave Pennsylvanians—Adieu, My dear General, Most Respectfully and affectionately Your friend



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