4 June 1782
I should have taken an Opportunity of expressing in public Orders how much I was satisfied with the Gentlemen who were so kind as to assist in preparing for the celebration of the birth of the Dauphin, but the matter being not altogether of a Military nature, I thought it best to communicate my sentiments in this manner.
You will therefore be pleased to accept my thanks for your exertions on that occasion & believe me Sir Your very hum. Servant.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.