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Letter from Thomas Burke to William Savage
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
March 04, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 520-521

GOV. THOS. BURKE TO WILLIAM SAVAGE, ESQ.
[Answer to the Foregoing Letter.]

Halifax, March 4th, 1782.

Sir:

Having no Commissions for Private Vessels of War, I cannot send you one agreeably to the Request in yours of the 24th Ulto.

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I expect some every day, and when they arrive one shall be reserved for you.

I am sorry you have determined to give your vessel a name so unfortunate as that you mentioned, and should be much concerned if her fate should any way resemble his, after whom you intend to call her, which is to have laboured much for the public to his own irretrievable disadvantage. I shall always be glad to find that our Country is deemed an Eligeable residence for good men, which I doubt not Mr. O’Mally to be.

I thank you, Sir, for your congratulations, and am, &c.,
THOS. BURKE.