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Letter from Nicholas Long to Thomas Burke
Long, Nicholas, ca. 1726-1797
July 08, 1781
Volume 15, Page 518

COL. NICHOLAS LONG TO GOVERNOR BURKE.

Halifax, July 8th, 1781.

Sir:

Pursuant to a Letter from your Excellency Directed to the Coroner of Halifax County there has been an inquest held on the body of Mikel Quinn & the Jury reports that he was Murdered by the Guard by order of Colo. William Linton.

Inclosed you have a Return of the Stores now in my Care belonging to the Public in the Quarter Master's Department by Which you Will discover our want of Lead, & hope you Will use your Enfluence With the Assembly to furnish that Article as Soon as Possible. There is a considerable quantity in the Palace at Newbern which I think had better be Taken than the Army to Want it or by any Other means that it Can be procured Speedily. I would thank you for a line of the latest Intelligence.

I am your Excellency's most Obdt. Humbl. Servt.,
NICHOLAS LONG, D. Q. M. Gl.