Head Quarters 5th June 1782
I take the Liberty to send to your Care under a flying seal the inclosed Address of the Officers of the Army on the Happy Event of the Birth of a Dauphin.
Should you think proper to give it your Concurrence, & wish to pay a particular Compliment to the Minister on this Occasion, you will be pleased to present it with your own Hand otherwise cause it to be conveyed under its Cover from me the Mode is left to your own Option. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.