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Circular letter from Thomas Burke to county sheriffs concerning county government
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
July 28, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 579-580

COPY OF LETTER TO SHERIFF WITH EXTRACTS FROM THE PROCEEDINGS IN COUNCIL, JULY 28TH, 1871.


State of North Carolina,
July 28th, 1781.

Sir:

You will find enclosed certain extracts from Proceedings in Council which relate to Civil arrangements. The great remissness in the discharge of public duties which has prevailed for some time past has

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been productive of many disorders and Enormities dangerous to the public peace and good order, and disgraceful to the dignity of the State. I hope the Vigilance and Vigor wherewith the Judges, Justices and Civil Officers will hereafter discharge their respective duties, and the Support which it may be in my power to give them will restore Internal peace and good order, and leave nothing but the Common Enemy as the object of our Military Measures.

I recommend it to all Sheriffs and Coroners to Communicate the extracts referred to, to the Justices of their respective Counties as soon as may be to the End that they may take the necessary orders theron.

THOMBS BURKE
Governor.

Copies to be made out
for the Several Sheriffs.