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Letter from Robert Burton to Thomas Burke
Burton, Robert, 1747-1825
August 30, 1781
Volume 22, Page 583

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ROBERT BURTON TO GOV. THOS. BURKE.


Williamsboro, Aug. 30th, 1781.

His Excellency Thomas Burke, Esqr., Governor North Carolina.

Sir:

By Col. Carrington I am informed That Gen. Greene is very desirous that the Horses purchased for him in this State should be sent on with all possible expedition. If, therefore, the Gentlemen who are going to South Carolina cannot set off immediately I think it would be much better that the Officer who is come in for the Horses receive them and proceed on with them. Since I sent the Horses to Halifax I have collected 8 or 10 more that are very Good.

I am your Excellency’s Obedient Servant,
ROBERT BURTON,
Quarter Master General.

Col. Burton, Quarter Master, Williamsboro, Aug. 30th. Received Sept. 1st. Answered same Day.