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Letter from John Penn to Thomas Burke
Penn, John, 1740 or 1-1788
July 21, 1781
Volume 15, Page 560

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HON. JOHN PENN TO GOVERNOR BURKE.

July 21st, 1781.

Sir:

I this day recd. your letter which is the first knowledge I had of your being at Colo. Williams; however, I have been very unwell the whole week, & am at this time unable to ride off the plantation, having constant fevers. My ill state of health & the particular situation of my family will perhaps prevent my undertaking to act in the office you mention. As I have always accepted every office I have been appointed to by my Countrymen, & endeavoured to discharge my duty, previous to this appointment I expect my friends will not blame me. I shall be glad to see you and Genl. Butler when you can make it convenient, & am,

Sir, Your Obt. Servt.,
J. PENN.
His Excelly., Thos. Burke, Esqr.