powered by google
Documenting the American South Logo
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Advanced Search Options
Letter from Thomas Burke to Jethro Sumner
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
June 30, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 502-503

GOV. THOS. BURKE TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Wake Court House, June 30th, 1781, 8 O'clock P. M.

Sir:

I have Just received yours of last Night, and am sorry your Troops are not better equipped. I have every possible disposition to assist in fitting them for the field, but such is at present the State of our Country that to take the few arms that remain in the hands of the Militia from them would be extremely unadvisable.

Baron Glaubeck's Horse have but 8 days to serve, and we cannot

-------------------- page 503 --------------------
convey orders to them in time to render you any Service. I wish you a safe and pleasant march, and am Sir, with regard,

Yr. very Obt. Servt.,
THOS. BURKE.