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Letter from Thomas Burke to [John] Branch
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
March 20, 1782
Volume 16, Page 552

GOV. THOS. BURKE TO COL. BRANCH.

Halifax, March 20th, 1782.

Sir:

I have your letter of March 18th. I have no doubt of the expediency of the purchases you made of Horses, circumstanced as your County at the time you procured them, was, and I hereby Confirm the Stipulations you made in Exchange for them—Exemptions from Tours of Duty.

I shall be obliged if you will send them up to this place within two or three days, as I wish to Mount some Men on them to go against the Tories, who are troublesome about Deep river.

The Expence of Keeping them must be defrayed out of the Specific Tax of your County, and when I am Informed what it amounts to I will give you Orders relatively thereto.

I am, Sir, with Esteem, your Obedt. St.,
THOS. BURKE.
Coll. Branch.