Hd Qrs Augt 6th 1780
I have the honor to transmit you a letter which I have just received for you from The Chevalier Dela Luzerne.
Congress have directed a junction of the Continental frigates with your fleet, and for this purpose have put them under my orders. They were to rendezvous in the Delaware; from whence they were to proceed to join you. As this at present seems impracticable, I should be glad of your advice in what mode they may be usefully employed to your fleet; and that you will send me signals of recognizance for them. I request you will also impart these to the captains of the frigates in Boston Harbour, if they have not yet left that place. I have the honor to be with the greatest consideration Sir Your most Obed. & humble S——
DLC: Papers of George Washington.