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Letter from Andrew Miller to Thomas Burke
Miller, Andrew
March 11, 1775
Volume 09, Page 1164

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Andrew Miller to Thomas Burke.

Halifax March 11, 1775.

Dear Sir,

I have paid your order in favour of Mr Web —— I have no thoughts of going to Newbern, for I fancy a person in my predicament, would not be an agreeable companion in a meeting of Delegates—and I have no hopes of the Govrs doing anything with the Assembly, untill the present disturbances are Settled,—which I'me afraid will not be very soon, without the people would disown the Congress, as the Yorkers have done, and Petition through their Assembly, which proceeding I have no doubt would procure them Redress of their Grievances, and establish peace once more in this unhappy Country. —— Jno McLellan wrote me that these Suits brought in the name of Alston Young & Co. were for debts due Mr Alston at the Granvil Store, which Mr Alston owns he had left with J. Mc to give Mr Kinchen—however he will now give up the Collection to B: Bogle, who I doubt not will obey orders. —— The Govr is now very unwell, which fancy is in a great measure occasioned by the present plan of Politicks in this Country, —— Col Fanning is now here, and will soon be with you at Hillsborough, when he will Communicate the Politicks of the Northern Colonies. —— The Committee of Nansemond have had their Chairman Col Riddick before them as a Culprit, but could not prove their charge.—Parson Agnew on a Refusal to appear is advertised as a Violator, as Mr Donaldson who is one of this Committee has been before them for hiring a Flatt of the Parsons, which he was obliged to discharge.—The complaint against the Parson is that he had preached up Obedience to the King and the Laws of the Country, and admonished his Congregation against Riots, &c. &c. Col Riddick it seems is not very warm in the cause.

With compliments to Mrs Burke I am
Dear Sir Your Hum Servt
ANDw MILLER.