Philadelphia June 20. 1782.
Some Letters I have received from Cap. François induce me to believe that the Marquis de Vaudreuil will come upon these coasts with the whole fleet of the King in the latter End of July or in the course of next August. I conjecture that Rhode island or Boston will be their destination and that they will remain there during the hurrican Season. It is impossible for me to determine whether the Fleet will be in such a condition as to allow them to enter into activity or if they intend only to [reset]. The letters I received contain no particulars on this point. Tho’ this intelligence has been given to me under Secrecy I thought proper to communicate it to your Excellency. I have the honour to be with the most respectful attachment Sir Your Excellency’s Most obedient humble Servant,
Le che. de la luzerne
DLC: Papers of George Washington.