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Since writing the above I am honoured with your favour of the 13th of last month, and observe your Consent to the Exchange of Captn Smith of the Maryland line for Captn Smith of Delancey's Corps as also your approbation of Mr Fisher to the Office of Commissary of Prisoners. I am happy to inform you, that by a Letter from Mr Mathews a Delegate for South Carolina, that a General Exchange is agreed upon between their Excellencies General Washington and Sir Henry Clinton and that it will Soon take place. I am sorry I cannot give you an account of the arrival of the Flag from Philadelphia. We are in hourly expectation of Seeing her.
I have exchanged Captn De St Maria Levaches for Captain Roberts of the 63 British Regiment which I doubt not will meet with your approbation.
The Officers of the South and North Carolina line have requested of me to forward to you their wish & plan of changing their uniform for your approbation which if approved of they request may be forwarded to the Board of War. I have the honour to be Sir
your most Obedient & very hble Servant
The Papers of General Nathanael Greene,
ed. Dennis Conrad et al.
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999). Full texts of documents calendared in
The Papers of General Nathanael Greene
(Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1994), Vol. 7, pp. 152-289. On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 13 January 2018]