Newport Septr 16. 1780
I received this day at 12. o clock, Your Excellency’s Letter of the 13th inst. According to your orders, the Admiral and I will defer our Journey till to be there on the 25th. We were to set out to morrow, under the supposition that I was Comed to Providence to shew the Admiral our hospital. I have nothing new to inform you of; if the embarkation of the Enemy is to come and see us, I hope we will receive them well. I am with respect Sir Your Excellency’s Most obedient humble servant
le cte de Rochambeau
DLC: Papers of George Washington.