Letter from Adam Boyd to Thomas Burke
Boyd, Adam, 1738-1803
Volume 22, Pages 569-570
REV. ADAM BOYD TO GOV. THOMAS BURKE.
Granville, 20th Aug., 1781.
His Excellency Governor Burke.
Four Letters for Your Excellency were just now brought to me.
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Agreeably to your Orders, I opened them, and shall send them to Judge Williams who sets off to-morrow for Halifax. They are sealed under Cover of this. I am extremely sorry for these Movements of the Enemy, Though I have long expected they would undertake the enterprise. I have wrote to General Sumner of this Movement, in order that General Greene might know it. It did not appear of any great Consequence to General Greene, otherwise I would have directed my letter immediately to him. General Sumner will immediately on receipt of mine communicate the Intelligence.
The Gout has paid me a Visit that confines me, and from a Variety of Symptoms I fear it will prove a Visitation. If it continues upon me to-morrow I purpose to send Charles with your Excellency’s Letter to Lem’l Hunt, who will probably send me some Books or extracts. Have not heard from Mr. Freeman to-day, but Judge Williams can inform how he is. I have the Honor to be
Your Excellency’s Very obedient Servant,
Adam Boyd, Nat. Burke, Aug. 20th. Rec’d 22nd.