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Letter from Joseph Kidd to Thomas Burke
Kidd, Joseph
March 17, 1782
Volume 16, Page 234

[From Executive Letter Book.]

March 17th, 1782.

May it please your Excellency:

With the approbation of General Jones, I employed a part of the Militia under my command in getting materials for the building of barracks for the soldiery on duty in this town, most of which have been procured and a house raised, capable of containing about thirty-two men. If the company are removed, I shall be at a loss how to have the business completed, as it was from services of one or two of those I expected to have it finished, though one of them might effect the business that yet remains and if it should not be wanted for the original purpose for which it was intended, it might answer very well for a Hospital for such of the sick as may from time to time be stationed at this post, many having here tofore suffered exceedingly for want of proper accommodation, besides the houses in town being now in every part occupied, will make it in future impossible to procure the most wretched habitation for the above purpose.

I beg leave to submit the above hint to your Excellency’s better understanding, and

Have the honor to be
Your Obedt. Servant,