Head Quarters 15th Decembr 1782
I had, last Evening, the honor of receiving your Excellency’s favor of the 11th and immediately forwarded the Packets for the Marquis de Vaudreuil and Monsr de L’Etombe.
I am happy to hear that your Excellency has recommended a plan for the protection of these Coasts, it will be of infinite advantage to the common interest, should effectual measures be taken to cover them from the depredations of the Enemy. I have the honor to be with perfect Respect and Esteem Your Excellency’s Most obt and hble Servt
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