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Circular letter from Thomas Burke to the commanding officers of Virginia county militias
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
July 18, 1781
Volume 15, Page 549

CIRCULAR TO COMMANDING OFFICERS OF BRUNSWICK, MECKLENBURG, HALIFAX, CHARLOTTE, PITTSYLVANIA & HENRY COUNTIES IN LOWER VIRGINIA.

State of North Carolina, July 18, 1781.

Sir:

The movements of the Enemy in your State Indicate something that forebodes a rapid march by a body of Cavalry to South Carolina. I have given orders for a Number of Riflemen to march towards the passes on Stanton, Dan & Roanoke in order to dispute them with the Enemy. I request you Sir to take measures for Cooperating with our People on those waters, to keep out people who can give very early Notice of the Enemy's movements, and to Communicate to me, at Nutbush in Granville County all the Intelligence you can Collect, in order that I may take the most effectual measures for Counteracting the designs of the Enemy.

I am &c.
T. BURKE.