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Letter from Abner Nash to Thomas Burke
Nash, Abner, ca. 1740-1786
November 10, 1777
Volume 11, Page 801

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TO THE HONORABLE THOMAS BURKE ESQR. MEMBER OF CONGRESS AT HILLSBORO FROM ABNER NASH.


Newbern 10 1777

Dear Sir

I rec'd your favour and shall communicate its contents to the House as soon as we make one & in case they signify a desire that you should come down sooner than you say will be convenient to you will contrive to let you know it— I make no doubt Sir after so long an absence from your family & private Business you must feel a strong desire to stay a while & I hope the Assembly will consider this circumstance and allow you to exercise your own will & discretion on this subject. We had heard fully of the affair of Germantown before I rec'd yours & also of the total reduction of Genl. Burgoyne who with his whole army arms Baggage &c has fallen into the hands of the immortal Genl. Gates on wh. I congratulate you— I thank you Sir for the honourable mention you make of my poor Brother, his fall has been a matter of great affliction to me, it is however no small consolation that he fell in the service of his Country & in the best of Causes— In hopes of seeing you as soon as is convenient I remain wt. great regard, Dr. Sir

your obedt. Servt.
A. NASH.

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