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Message from Thomas Burke to the North Carolina General Assembly
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
July 12, 1781
Volume 22, Page 1040

MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR BURKE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

State of North Carolina,
July 12th, 1781.

To the honourable the General Assembly.

Gentlemen:

It is represented to me that there are great difficulties in obtaining any returns or accounts from the County Commissioners for levying the Specific Taxes This being a department in which abuses and neglects may prove extremely oppressive to the people, and injurious to the State, the most effectual checks and the clearest arrangements are necessary; unless they can be compelled to account the Supplies furnished by the State to the United States cannot be debited or duly vouched, and considering the vast expense of the War, and the heavy requisitions from this State, this is an object of great moment.

Pursuant to what I deem it my duty, I request the attention of the honorable the General Assembly to this important object.

I am yr. hum. & obed. servt.,
THOS. BURKE.