Hd Qrs Feby 25. 81
I beg you to be persuaded that I was happy in the opportunity which your short stay at Head-Quarters afforded me of giving you those marks of my attention and esteem to which you are so justly intitled.
I cannot but see with pleasure the zeal which induces you to accompany the Marquis Dela fayette in his present journey, assured that you would not take any step which you were not convinced would be perfectly agreeable to His Excellency the Count De Rochambeau—I beg the favour of you to impart from me the same sentiments to Capt. St Victor.
I hope the occasion will afford you all the satisfaction you promise yourself—and that you will be persuaded of the interest I take in all that concerns you, and of the attachment with which I have the honor to be Sir Your most Obedt & humble ser.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.