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Letter from James Read to Thomas Burke
Read, James
February 12, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 506-507

COL. READ TO GOV. THOS. BURKE.

Halifax, February 12th, 1782.

Sir:

When I had the honour of being appointed to command a Regiment of Militia in the Service of this State, the General Assembly ordered a Horse for me. I was so unfortunate as to lose one of my Horses in the Service. I have at present in my possession the horse which I received in consequence of the order. He is of nearly the same value as the horse I lost. I shall be much obliged to

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your Excellency and the Honorable the Council for your opinion whether I am intitled to the Horse now in my possession.

I am, Sir, with the greatest respect,
Your Excellency’s
Most obedient and most humble Servant,
JAMES READ.
His Excellency,
Governor Burke.