George Washington Papers

From George Washington to La Luzerne, 11 August 1780

To La Luzerne

Head Qrs Orange Town August 11th 1780


I have the Honor to transmit Your Excellency a Letter from the Chevalier Ternay, which came under cover to me last night, with One addressed to myself.1 I also enclose an Extract of the Letter from the Admiral to myself and of one of the same date, from the Count de Rochambeau.2 Your Excellency will perceive by these, tho I presume the Admiral has written to You fully on the subject, the measures they have concerted with respect to the second Division, in case it arrives at the Southward.3

The Letter inclosed from L. Colo. Harrison will inform Your Excellency by what accident the One addressed to You by the Admiral was opened.4 I have the honor to be with the highest respect & esteem Your Excellency’s Most Obedt & Most Hble servant

Go: Washington

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, FrPMAE; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1See Ternay to GW, 8 August. The letter from Ternay to La Luzerne has not been identified.

2The extract from Rear Admiral Ternay’s letter to GW of 8 Aug. has not been found. For the extract of Rochambeau’s letter to GW of 8 Aug., see the source note to that document.

3GW is referring to the second division of the French expeditionary force (see Rochambeau to GW, 12 July, and n.14 to that document).

4The letter from GW’s secretary Robert Hanson Harrison to La Luzerne has not been identified.

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