Newtown June 29th 1781
I arrived here last evening, 7 o’clock, and had the honor of waiting on his Excellency the Count de Rochambeau, who arrived about noon with the first division of his Troops; after a long & perticular conversation, assisted by Count Chautleau, the Count de Rochambeau determin’d to sett off from this place on Sunday next & will get as far as Ridgebury that night, the next day, Monday, he’ll wait on your Excellency at Head Quarters. I shall regulate the Horsemen in such a manner as to give Your Excellency notice, from time to time, of the Count’s approach.
The second division of the Troops arrived this day, 11 o’clock, in the highest order, and to appearance very little fatigue’d, tho’ they had march’d 17 Miles. I am with perfect respect Your Excellency’s most Obedt Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.