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Letter from William Sharpe to Thomas Burke
Sharpe, William, 1742-1818
October 13, 1780
Volume 15, Page 119

HON. WM. SHARPE TO DR. THOMAS BURKE.

13th October, 1780.

Sir:

Before this reaches you Colo. Malmadie, who is gone to Hillsborough, will inform you respecting Genl. Gates's recall, Genl. Arnold's Treason, and in short all the intelligence that is current. I expect Mr. Hill will write you largely, therefore shall only suggest that our affairs here have no flattering aspect at present.

I am sorry to hear that there is no appearance of money from the Board of Trade. Be so kind as to write to them and paint our distresses here for want of money in high colours.

My compliments to Mrs. Burke.

Sir, Your most obt. Servt.,
WM. SHARPE.