Newport June 14th 1781
I have the honour to transmit to Your Excellency the resolves of the second Council of War held on board of the Neptune according to Your desire; Your Excellency; will see that the Council by this determination persists in its former resolves, and I dare say the King, my Master, will approve the Resolution I have taken; at least I have a Right to think so by the news I have received.
Here inclosed a Letter for the Chevalier de La Luzerne which Y: E: will be pleased to forward as soon as possible. I am with a respectful attachment Sir Your Obedt hle Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.