George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Count de Damas, 19 December 1780

fish Kill 19th December 1780

My General

Give me leave to trouble you with my respectful thanks for the new Kindness with Which your Excellency has favoured me. The desire of Seeing West Point and the fear of being troublesome hindered me from paying my Dutys to you and from taking your orders for Albany and for Rhode Island where I am obliged to return the Soonest possible—my only wish is that the Circumstances make me able to give to the general of our united forces the greatest proofs of my attachment, and of my devotion to the Cause of America. I have the honour to be With the most perfect respect your Excellency’s most obedient and humble Servant

Count de Damas

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