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Letter from John Butler to Thomas Burke
Butler, John, d. 1786
March 06, 1782
Volume 16, Page 217

TO GOV. BURKE FROM GEN. JOHN BUTLER.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Mount Pleasant, 6th March, 1782.

Dear Sir:

Inclosed are four letters, one from Colonel Fanning, one from Captain Golson, one from Major Griffith and one from Colonel O’Neal.

I take Fanning’s to be a very ridiculous piece, though I doubt not that he is earnest and the tenor of it. Golson’s and Major Griffith’s seems to prove the necessity of posting the State Troops at different stations on Deep River as you mentioned at Halifax.

The intelligence conveyed in O’Neal’s letter I begin to doubt the truth of. I hope you will excuse me for troubling your Excellency with these letters, for though they contain nothing of real consequence, I thought it my duty to let you see them.

I have the Honor to be,
Your Excellency’s
Most Obdt. Servant,
JOHN BUTLER.