The President to the King of France, [2 March 1791]

To Louis XVI

Very great and good Friend, and Ally.

I have received the letter wherein you inform me that you have thought proper to give a new Mission to the Sieur de Moustier, and thereby to put an end to his Functions as Minister plenipotentiary here. His conduct during the Time of his residence in this Country, has been such as to meet my entire approbation and esteem, and it is with great pleasure I render him the Justice of this testimony. He carries with him my wishes, that in continuing to serve your Majesty faithfully, he may continue to enjoy your Favor and protection. I renew sincere assurances of the friendship and affection which I bear to your Majesty and your Nation, and I pray God to have you, very great and good  friend and Ally, in his holy keeping. Written at Philadelphia the second day of March 1791. Your good Friend and Ally

Go: Washington
By the President
Th. Jefferson

Copy, DNA: RG 59, Ceremonial Letters, Credences.

The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Rotunda, 2008.