Philadelphia October 13th 1780
I receive this moment the Letter with which Your Excellency had honored me, & I have written the Enclosed which I beg you will be pleased to transmit to H.E. Sir Henry Clinton. I rather fear that as I am Absolutely unknown to that General, it will have but little Effect, & certainly not that which a few Words from Your Excellency might have produced. However, as your Excellency does not think proper to take this step, I will content my Self with waiting patiently for the Event of an application which I have too much reason to believe will prove unsuccessfull. I am with the greatest respect Sir Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble servant
Le Chr Dubuysson
DLC: Papers of George Washington.