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Letter from Anthony Wayne to Thomas Burke
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796
June 06, 1780
Volume 14, Page 840


Philadelphia, 6th June, 1780.

Dear Sir:

Whatever temporary uneasiness I might have felt at the appearance of the least Difference between two Gentlemen whom I much esteem, the pleasure I now experience in putting a happy period to that affair affords a sensation which friendship only knows the force of. The Inclosed will give you my opinion on the occasion, and it's a duty I owe to candor & to Major Lee to declare that I am well convinced neither caprice nor petulance influenced his Conduct. It was a misapprehension in him of a personal Insult intended by you. Your own nice feelings will therefore be the most powerful advocate for a brave and worthy young soldier, jealous, very jealous of his honor.

Will you accept of my best wishes, & believe me to be,
With every sentiment of Esteem,
Your most obedt. Servt.,
To Hon. Thomas Burke, Esqr.