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Letter from Thomas Burke to William Davis
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
April 19, 1782
Volume 16, Page 599

GOV. THOMAS BURKE TO LT. COL. WM. DAVIS.

Hillsborough, Apl. 19th, 1782.

Sir:

I received a letter from you yesterday Stating a Case in which you Complain of Fraud which, from your representation, Appears a hard one.

I can only lament your Misfortune, the Laws and Constitution not having put the power of redress in the Hands of the Executive Magistrate, but reserving all Questions of Contract and property between Citizens to the Judiciary power.

As to your request to have it printed, the press being intirely free from any Interposition from me as a Magistrate would be highly improper.

I am, Sir, your Obedt. Servt.,
THOS. BURKE.
William Davis, Esqr.