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Circular letter from Thomas Burke to Quarter Masters and Commissary Generals concerning supplies
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
July 28, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 580-581


State of North Carolina,
July 28th, 1781.

Sir:

You will find inclosed an Extract from the proceedings in Council which require Some Arrangements in which your department is to be Instrumental.

You will be pleased to furnish me as soon as possible with Estimates of the Several requisites for carrying into Execution the Several Propositions in the Extract as far as they relate to your department.

As the Lists of assessments is the rule by which Contributions are to be levied for forming the Magazines and procuring Waggons and Teams such list must be procured. They will certainly be found in the Clerk's offices and probably many of them will be found with the Auditors.

By the proposition which requires returns and daily entry from Commissioners who procure Supplies you will preceive that a System will be set up for giving accurate Ideas of the Supplies procured, and for checking abuses in expenditures. As those Commissioners can only give returns up to the delivery of the Supplies to the Staff department it will be necessary that the Issuers in those departments continue the Entries and returns on the same plan. You will therefore be pleased to cause daily Entries to be

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made of all receipts into your department from Commissioners or others, and of the Issues therefrom. Also to cause monthly returns of the same to be made to the Governor for the time being.

THOS. BURKE,
Governor.

Copies to be made for the Quarter Master & Commissary General.