The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


From Dr. Peter Fayssoux

Dear Sir

The Director General, having wrote to you by this Flag, & mentioned me as having been exchanged, & ordered to join the Army under your command, I take the liberty of informing you that the Commandant of Charlestown has thought proper to refuse his consent to my exchange, for Mr Dawson a surgeon in his Britannick Majesty's service, now a prisoner in North Carolina, upon the Idea of our rank being unequal, altho in the other exchanges that have been made in the medical line, no distinction of rank was consedired, & it is my undoubted right, as the oldest officer prisoner to be first exchangd. It will give me great satissfaction to have the Honor of being under your command, & hope you will be so kind as to consider me in any exchange that may be made. I have the Honor to be Sir

Yr most Obedt hble Servant

Petr Fayssoux

Autograph letter signed (MiU-C) 1 p.