George Washington Papers

To George Washington from François-Jean de Beauvoir, marquis de Chastellux, 5 August 1782

Philadelphia August 5. 1782

Dear general

Since I am in america, I never was so long time without seeing your excellency; and however the more I have enjoyed the happiness of your society, the less am I able to support your absence. in every circumstance I wish to be with you, but in time of war methinks that glory and success are not be found elseware. it is with the highest satisfaction that I see our troops in motion to join your armie. I left them at Baltimore to pay a visit to our friend the chr de la Luzerne. nothing had been wanting to my happiness, had I met your excellency in this place where I [followed] you last summer, very near this time, and under the most favourable [omens]. may this year either add to your success or crown them with an glorious peace! I have the honour to be with the most sincere respect and attachment dear general your most humble and obedient servant

le chr de chastellux

PHi: Dreer Collection.

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