Head Quarters Janry 21. 1781
I have just received a letter from Mr Des-touche, commandant of the French fleet, of which the inclosed is a translation. I am persuaded Your Excellency will do every thing for the accommodation of our allies, which the extreme necessities of our own army will permit. I shall be obliged to you to inform me how the matter Mr Des-touche mentions may stand, and how far it will be in your power to comply with his request. I wish to write to him on the subject as soon as possible. I have the honor to be with the greatest regard Yr Excellenys Most Obed. St
DLC: Papers of George Washington.