George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Tobias Fernald, 4 June 1782

New Boston, June 4. 1782.


The officers of the third brigade and tenth regiment of the Massachusetts line beg leave, as a part of the army, to express the great joy and felicity we feel on the auspicious birth of the Dauphin of France. Permit us to request of your excellency to address his excellency the minister of France with our hearty congratulations upon this important event, and to express for us in the warmest terms the very sincere attachment we have to the alliance formed with that illustrious nation, whose minister he is, and of our fixed determination, in common with our countrymen, to adhere to a compact so reciprocally beneficial under every possible change of fortune. We have the honor to be, With great respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servants

Tobias Fernald Lt Colo. commandt

of 10th Massts Regt in behalf of the Officers

J. Greaton Coll Commdt

3d Massts Brigade, in behalf of the Officers

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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