Newport, Le, 16e 8ber October 1780
I shall obey the orders that your Excellency has sent me in your Letter of the 12 inst., as to the Demands I am to make for the artillery of siege. The Chevalier de Ternay has sent out a Cutter to get some news of the British fleet, and he sends me word that he waits only for its rentry to make his Frigates go out.
André is dead with honor, Arnold’s life will be attended with infamy, his proclamation serves only to aggravate his crime.
We have this moment a signal at our signal-Tower, it’s a Frigate, or a Cutter that is seen. I am with respect, Sir, Your Excellency’s Most obedient and humble servant
le Cte de Rochambeau
DLC: Papers of George Washington.