Head Qrs Morris Town 24th May 1780
Captain Roche Fontaine will have the honor of presenting this Letter to your Excellency. He is charged with dispatches for the French Admiral and is on business of the same nature with that mentioned in my Letter of Yesterday by the Chevalier Fayole. I request that your Excellency will give him every assistance which may be necessary to facilitate the purposes of his Commission. I have the Honor to be with great respect & esteem Yr Excellency’s Most Obed Servant
P.S. Capn Roche Fontaine will be stationned at Seconnel where it will be necessary for himto have some boats & pilots under his direction. I have written to Major Perkins in case the Artillery and Horses are not removed from Providence to let them remain there for the present.
R-Ar: Papers of George Washington.