Head Quarters Prakaness Octr 13th 1780
I had the honour of receiving in due time your letter of the 29th of July, transmitting me one from the Governor of Havannah and another from the lady of our deceased friend; but the movements of the army which soon after ensued prevented my acknowledging the receipt. I have now the pleasure of your dispatch of the 30th of September with duplicates of the above mentioned letters. I beg you, when you write to the Governor next to express to him my sensibility for the favour of his letter, and to forward the inclosed by the first opportunity.
I am much obliged to you for the interesting intelligence you communicated; I wish the success of the expeditions you mention, from the double motives of the warm interest I take in every thing that contributes to the honour and advantage of the Arms of His Most Catholic Majesty, and from the beneficial influence which the intended operation may have on the affairs of the Southern states.
If it may be in my power at any time to promote the objects of your Commission the motive I have already expressed and my esteem for you personally will make me happy to do it. We have recently received advices of a considerable embarkation at New York, which was to have sailed three days since. We have not the particulars; but they shall be forwarded to you the moment they come to me. It may be useful to the officers charged with the expeditions you announce to be acquainted with this event. Sir I have the honour to be Your most Obed & hum.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.