Paris the 25th of April 1783.
Give me leave to congratulate your Excellency upon the glorious Peace the thirteen States have concluded with England. after we have received in the new World examples of the military conduct, we will learn how a nation must be conducted to be happy and Succesful. I desire every advantage to America and I make the most ardent wishes for the particular Satisfaction of him who has opened a free Country to the World. I hope your Excellency will allow me to repeat him Some time the Sentiments my heart is feell’d with. I have the honour to be Your Excellency the most obedient and humble Servant
count de noailles
DLC: Papers of George Washington.