Boston 13th Decr 1782
Our little Army had embarked on board the fleet of Mr the Ms. de Vaudreuil without any accident and in the greatest order but from contrary Winds and other accidents which retards the referation of the Ships—I do not think the fleet will be able to Sail before the [ ] of this Month.
From what the Chevalier de la luzerne writes it seems you have no doubt of the evacuation of Charlestown. If you receive the news of Genl Greens having taken possession of that place the Marquis and myself will both be much obliged to you to inform us of it.
The obliging marks of your Excellencys goodness expresst in the Letter you have honored me with demand my highest acknowledgements and I beg you to be persuaded that I am with the most profund respect &c.
May I beg your Excellency to forward the annexed Packet to the Chevalier de la luzerne.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.