The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

From General William Moultrie,

In his letter of 1 January, Moultrie sent a list of officers held prisoner at Haddrell's Point. He now encloses a list of prisoners sent to St. Augustine, Fla., and of all those "in this State" that he "can get information of."[1] An exchange of "About fifty privates" has been proposed; he has postponed doing anything until NG informs him whether he should continue to negotiate "partial Exchanges" ; if he should, Moultrie wants a list of paroled British prisoners.[2] Encloses a return of the articles sent by Virginia and North Carolina for their prisoners, which are "very insufficient." Georgia and South Carolina have sent almost nothing. Has learned that a "Flag" recently sailed from Philadelphia with "Cloathing[,] Money and other necessaries" for the prisoners.[3] Having been empowered by Congress to appoint a commissary of prisoners, he has nominated James Fisher, whom he recommends.[4] Details a dispute over rank involving two officers.
Copy (made contemporaneously with original) (ScC) 2 pp.
    [1.] The list has not been found. On the South Carolinians sent to St. Augustine, see PGNG, 6: 311n, 592.
    [2.] No reply from NG has been found. Moultrie's involvement in prisoner exchanges is discussed at Moultrie to NG, 2 February (PGNG, 7: 239).
    [3.] On supplies from various southern states and the "Flag" vessel from Philadelphia, see also Moultrie to NG, 1 January (PGNG, 7: 37-38).
    [4.] NG had approved of Fisher's appointment in his letter to Moultrie of 13 January (PGNG, 7: 107-108).