Head Quarters New Windsor 7th Decr 1780
I have the pleasure of introducing to you the Count de Custine a Brigadier, and the Marquis de Laval a Colonel in the French Army—They are Gentlemen of the first distinction, which, added to their Rank, will I am certain, ensure them every mark of attention from you.
Should any Officer of the line, properly qualified to accompany them, have occasion to go to Philadelphia, I should be glad that you would make an offer of his services upon that occasion. I have assured them this will be the case I am with great Regard Dear Sir your most obt Servt
PHi: Dreer Collection.