Paris. april. 23th 1783.
I Beg Leave to present my Best respects to your excellency, With my Wishes for your Welfare and happyness—the Glorious peace restored to your country, By your succes, Diffuses in france a General satisfaction—I am, sir, sharing in this joy, as your servant and admirer, and as a Devoted friend to the american Cause. there Would Be a Great enjoyment for french men of all ranks, to see in paris, among them the illustrous author of so memorable a revolution, I am in hopes your excellency is convinced, that no Body Would think himself more happy, to Wait here upon General Washington, than your excellency’s most humble and devoted servant
P.S. if your excellency has any Command for me, or is pleas’d to favour me, With the agreable intelligence of his Good state of health, Be so Kind To Direct to Colonel du Bouchet. auxerre. Burgundy.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.