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Letter from Wilder Bevins to Thomas Burke
Bevins, Wilder
March 18, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 236-237

TO GOV. THOS. BURKE FROM LIEUT. BLEVIS, 4 PENN.
[From Executive Letter Book.


Halifax, March 18th, 1782.

Sir:

A party of convalescents from Williamsburg and Petersburg belonging to the Hon. Major General St. Clair’s Division, now on their march to the Southern Army, merely enabled by their late recovery

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from wounds and sickness to make the slowest marches, have to request from His Excellency, Thomas Burke, Esquire, the Quarter Master, Colonel Long, not having it in his power partially to supply them, a sufficiency of Spirits to supply them, and only necessarily to be distributed during their march.

The Governor’s acquiescence shall be acknowledged by the officers of the party.

Signed in behalf
Blevis, Lt. 4th Pen. Reg’t.

Delivered to Captain Blevis twenty Gallons Spirits by His Excellency’s order.

ROBT. FENNER, P. Sto.

18th March, 1782.