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Letter from James Kenan to Thomas Burke
Kenan, James, 1740-1810
July 15, 1781
Volume 15, Page 535

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COL. JAS. KENAN TO GOVERNOR BURKE.

July 15th, 1781.

Sir:

The enemy have moved out of Wilmington up to The long Bridge and are rebuilding it is said by Several Gentlemen who have left the town. Their intention is to Give no more parols but will sell every man's property who will not Join them and become British Subjects; they have about 100 light horse well Equipt and about 470 foot and are Determined to be at Duplin Court on Monday Next. We have no Ammunition nor do I know where to get Some. We have no Account of Any Assistance Coming as Yet. Your Excellency will be so kind as to inform me if any be ordered on.

I am with due respect Your Excellency's Most Obt. Hum. Servt.,
JAS. KENAN.