George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Charles-François, vicomte Du Buysson des Aix, 12 October 1780

Philada October 12 1780


I just now received a letter from Coll Hamilton by which I find that your Excellency did not receive my last, therefore I beg leave to acquaint you that I am now confind to my Bed with a Violent Fever, am also greatly afflicted with a Spitting of Blood occasioned by the Bruises I received on my Breast, and it is the Opinion of the Doctors that I should goe to Europe for the recovery of my Health, I beg Your Excellency to obtain leave for me to goe to France, as the same Favor has been granted to some of Burgoyne’s Officers and Coll Ramsey, By my Parole I am under obligation to goe to New York the latter End of this Month, which I am afraid will not be in my Power to perform owing to my present weakness, I beg your Excellency will let me know what I am to do in this disagreable Situation. In Spight of all the many advantages I should have in serving again, I would willingly give them all up for the obtaining Permission to goe to France, and to remain a Prisoner there untill exchanged. I have the Honor to be with the Highest respect your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble Servant

Le Chr Dubuysson

PHi: Gratz Collection.

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