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Letter from Thomas Burke to Parsley Giford
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
Volume 15, Page 548

GOVERNOR BURKE TO COL. PARSLEY GIFORD.

Sir:

Major Hogg of our Continental Line with the State Troops under his Command is appointed by me to Conduct an Expedition for reducing the disaffected who openly adhered to the Enemy, in the Condition of either Soldiers or prisoners, your Horsemen and perhaps some of your people will be essentially serviceable to him, and I know you will Chearfully Cooperate with him, and to act under his Command. I deem this measure necessary for the peace of the State, and Security of the people.

I am your Obt. Humb. Servt.,
T. BURKE.
Col. Parsley Giford.