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Letter from Thomas Burke to Richard Caswell
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
April 30, 1777
Volume 11, Page 463

DR. THOS. BURKE TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, April 30th, 1777.

Sir:—

Some very disagreeable intelligence is just opened. Two thousand of the enemy landed in Connecticut, & have penetrated as far as Danbury (about thirty miles into the country) without opposition We had a considerable magazine of provisions there, which have mostly fallen into their hands. We are anxious to hear other particulars of this affair. I will make no comment on it because I hope before long to give you some more agreeable account of it.

I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's most obed't. serv't.,
THOS. BURKE.
Gov'r. Caswell.