Head Quarters New Windsor 22d Decemr 1780
I had, a few days ago, the pleasure of receiving your favor of the 4h Inst. I am sorry that your indisposition obliges you to seek the benefit of your native Air, which I hope will soon reestablish your health.
I very sensibly feel your warm expressions of esteem, which let me assure you is mutual on my part—I avail myself of the permission you have given to trouble you with a letter to Doctr Franklin and wishing you a safe and pleasant passage, and a happy sight of your family and friends in France, I am with great Esteem Sir yr most obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.