New Windsor 23d Mar1781
I had the honor to receive your favor of the 1st at Newport, upon a most agreeable visit Le Count de Rochambeau & the Gentlemen of the French Army.
I shall most readily grant the certificate which the friend[s] of the late La Radier desire, but as it will be necessary for me to see Genl Du Portail to ascertain some particulars relative to the different tasks which he bore in the American service I must defer transmitting the certificate untill the return of the Genl from Rhode Island. I am with very great estee[m] Sir Yr most obt & Hble Ser[t]
FrPBN: Papers of George Washington.