[dateline] th feb 7 1782
Agreable to Yoúr Excellencys permission, I took the Liberty to introdúce by those
few Lines Monsr. Giraúd the painter who copied the greatest Genal. of this age for
may he be favourd to procúre me the pourtret of the greatest American Minister in
that of yoúr Excellency; it will add to the obligation yoúr Excellency conferred on
Begging leave to assúre your Excellency of the highest regards with which I have
the honoúr to be sir! Yoúr Excellency’s most obed & humb servt.
[signed] John de Neufville