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Letter from James Shepperd to Thomas Burke
Shepperd, James
August 08, 1781
Volume 22, Page 555

JAMES SHEPPERD TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOV. BURKE.


Salisbury, Aug. 8th, 1781.

Sir:

Several reasons hindering me of accepting of the Appointment conferred on me by the Genl. Assembly, of a Troop of Light Horse in the State Regiment I must beg leave of your Excellency to resign the same appointment, in favor of Capt. Robert Gillespie of Rowan; Should your Excellency not condescend to accept of my resignation on these Terms, then I shall make it my business to take command accordingly.

I have the honor to be, Sir, your Excellency’s,
Most obedient Servant,
JAMES SHEPPERD.
To His Excellency Gov. Burke.

Capt. James Shepperd’s Request.
Salisbury 8th, 1781. Received 15th, Answered 16th.