From Louis Guillaume Otto
Versailles May 24th. 1785.
I have had the honor to wait upon your Excellency on Sunday last, but your indisposition did not permit me to see you. Col. Humphreys has probably acquainted you that I have received Orders to sail next month to America and that I should be extreemely happy to carry Your Excellency’s Dispatches to Congress or to execute any private Orders You will be pleased to honor me with. I shall be at Paris in the Beginning of next month and probably leave the City towards the tenth. Permit me to assure you that I shall look upon it as a particular favour to receive your Commands during my residence at Newyorck and to have it in my power to convince you of the respectful attachments, with which I have the honor to be Sir, your Excellency’s Most humble and very obedient Servant,
RC (MHi); endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 25 May 1785.