To Hector St. John Crèvecoeur
Mount Vernon May 5th 1788.
The letter with which you were pleased to honor me, dated the 17th ult., & the enclosure, came safe. For your attention & care of the latter I pray you to accept of my best thanks, at the sametime that I entreat you to pardon the liberty I now take in requesting the favor of you to forward the letters herewith sent by the Packet, or any other safe Conveyance.1 With sentiments of great esteem I am Sir Yr Most Obedient & Most Hble Servant
ALS, DLC: Crèvecoeur Papers; LB, DLC:GW.
1. The letters enclosed may have been those of 25 April to Chastellux and of 28 April to Lafayette and to Rochambeau.