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Letter from Robert Burton to Thomas Burke
Burton, Robert, 1747-1825
August 10, 1781
Volume 22, Page 559

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ROBERT BURTON TO GOV. THOMAS BURKE.


Aug. 10th, 1781.

Sir:

I have not yet been able to establish Expresses at any other places but this and Salisbury. An Express is ready any hour, to convey dispatches to Salisbury, from Whence they will be sent to Genl. Greene. The same Express will go through Salisbury District on any Business you please Order him. I have delivered Seven Horses to the Officers belonging to the Light Dragoons of the Southern Army, and eleven more are ready to set off to Genl. Green. I have several young men out endeavoring to impress Horses for this Purpose, and should have been in Greater Readiness had it not been that the Justices of Warren, where a number of good Horses are refused to grant a Warrant to Impress more than one Horse from that County.

I am your Excellency’s Most Humble Servant,
ROBT. BURTON, Q. M. G. N. C.

R. W. Burton, Q. M. G. Letter.
Aug. 10th, 1781. Rec’d and answered same day.