From the Chevalier Du Bouchet1
ALS: American Philosophical Society
auxerre. 4. janvier. 
Please your excellency, To accept, in The Beginning of the year, my ardent Wishes,—for his happyness and prosperity.
I Would Think myself Very fortunate if I Was so much favour’d By opportunity, as to manifest and express to you, my Gratitude and respectfull attachment.
I am With respect. your excellency’s most humble, and most obedient servant.
Le CHEVALIER DuBouchet
Major D’infanterie a auxerre.
P.S. If you have heard—from General Conway, I Beseech your excellency, To send me—every news about him.
Notation: Le Chr. Dubouchet Auxerre le 4. jr. 1779.
1. Major Denis-Jean-Florimond de Langlois de Mautheville, chevalier and later marquis du Bouchet, brother of the comtesse de Conway, is identified in XXVI, 609n. He had previously written to WTF to inquire after Thomas Conway: XXVII, 473n.