George Washington Papers

From George Washington to François Barbé de Marbois, 5 May 1780

Morris Town May 5. 1780


Any marks of consideration you may have received during your stay in Camp were only a just tribute to your merit which my esteem for you made me take pleasure in paying. The manner in which you speak of them in your letter of the 29th of April, and the obliging assurances you give me, have a new title to my regard.

The opportunity which your visit to Camp afforded me of knowing you more particularly, has confirmed the sentiments with which the commencement of our acquaintance impressed me; and I entreat you to be assured that there is nothing I desire more than frequent occasions of giving you proofs of the high estimation in which I hold you and of the perfect regard with which I have the honor to be Sir Your most Obed. & humble Sv.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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