Hilsborough Sept. 2d 1780
the Baron Requested me in his last moment to Inform Your Excellency of the Particulars of His Death, I must Begge leave for this moment to ref[er] You to the letter wrote to Colo. Hamilton, I think it will be Improper in me to say more on the subject, Except Your Excellency should think Proper in that Case at my Arrival at Philadelphia I shall be ready to Enlarge.
being myself wounded in Both hand and Arm and Very much [Brused] in the Brest I have Obtained leave to Go to Philadelphia to Sollecet my Exchange for Lt Col. Hamilton but I have been Informed since how Powerfull he is with the Indians and how hurtfull it may be to the states if I have not any other way to Go to france I am Determined not to make any Proposals of that sort and had rather suffer than be Hurtfull to this Country—if Your Excellency can Obtain my Exchange in any way that is not Injurous to this Country I should Esteem it as Great A favor as Can [render] my Present Circumstance to [Done] to me and Ever remain with the Greatest respect and Esteem Your Excellencys most Obedient and Very Humble servent
Le Chr Dubuysson
DLC: Papers of George Washington.