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Letter from Thomas Burke to John Rutledge
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
February 15, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 511-512

GOVERNOR T. BURKE TO GOVERNOR RUTLEDGE OF S. C.

Halifax, February 15th, 1782.

Dr. Sir:

I have just held a Council at this place and we have laid the best foundation which our powers will admit of for Supplying the Army. My Industry and attention shall be Unremittingly directed to that object. The Council would not take upon them to advise an Expedition against the Chickamaga Indians, but referred it to the Assembly who are to meet at Hillsborough on the 2d of April. I had already given Orders to prepare for such an Expedition, and I shall not Countermand them lest loss of time and derangement should be the Consequence. We have executed some Traitors and Felons at Hillsborough, and we have some Prospect of some recruits from our disaffected. I shall take immediate measures for bringing

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them to a decision. I wish you, your Country and friends all Possible Success and Happiness and I am,

Sincerely, your Obdt. Servt.,
THOS. BURKE.