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Permit for Peyton Skipwith concerning cattle for French troops
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
March 06, 1782
Volume 16, Page 533

COPY OF COMMISSION FOR CATTLE TO BE PURCHASED AND DRIVEN FOR THE FRENCH TROOPS, MARCH 6th, 1782.

State of North Carolina,
March 6th, 1782.

Permission is hereby granted to Sir Peyton Skipwith or his Agents to purchase within the said State Horned Cattle and to drive the same therefrom to the Quarters and Cantonments of the Troops of his Most Christian Majesty all such Cattle by him or his Agents purchased to be free from Restraint, Seizure or Impressment; Provided, that the persons from whom the same shall been purchased shall have respectively supplied their due proportion of the Contributions required for furnishing the Army under Command of Major General Greene, the same to appear by Certificate from the Commissioners of the Counties where they respectively Inhabit or keep their Stocks, and also Provided that the same shall not be purchased from any person who has been in Arms with the Enemy, or Committed Acts of Treason against this State or the United States unless he be a Soldier agreeable to Proclamation.

Given under my Hand & Seal at Arms, &c., March 6th, 1782, & Sixth of Independence.

THOS. BURKE.