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Letter from Andrew Miller to Thomas Burke
Miller, Andrew
September 04, 1774
Volume 09, Pages 1063-1064

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[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Andrew Miller to Thomas Burke.

Halifax Septr 4 1774.

Dear Sir,

I receid your favor of the 10th ult: by Doctr Dober. Your opinion of Mr Milner agrees with mine, that he is too diffident to every person to listen to the advise of any. I have heard of no broil at the Capitall, but that of the Governor having brought the Justices of Beaufort before him to Inquire as to the behaviour of Mr Edwards in their Court, In which his Excellency considered himself as concerned, which Mr Strudwick will be able to inform you of—have no doubt that Mr Hamilton had the story from Mr Edwards's friends, who, like him, are not disposed to give the most favourable representations of the Governor's Conduct. I don't know how it happens but I believe no Governor ever deserved a better Character, and yet his enemys, who are more numerous than one could expect, Stop not to utter any falsehood to make him appear Odious to the people in general, but however their Story may gain Credit at present, in the end they themselves must be despised, and I doubt not to see him as generally esteemed, as any Governor on the Continent, tho' untill the present disturbances are settled, I have no hopes of any of them being Treated with the respect that is due to them. I fancy you have seen a copy of the Provincial Resolves. I am told they were drawn by Mr Hooper, for whom their was such Injustice used by the meeting, to get him appointed a Delegate, that I hope the Western Countys will pay no share of their expences, as they had no share in the Nomination, having only one or two members for a County, and the Southern and lower Countys had some of them 6 Votes. It is not in Character, to dispute the power of Parliament when we say we are not represented, and yet quickly Submit to so unequal a Representation in a body formed by ourselves. But I am afraid I am only repeating what you must have before heard from others. Mrs Miller and I were glad to hear of Mrs Burke and your health; we have been pretty well lately. I was pleased to hear by Doctr Dober that you have so much Society at Hillsboro, but I am afraid matters are not all right settled among you yet. If the Ladys had two or three Children each they would

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find themselves more necessary to one another & by an Interchange of Civilitys, would be more sociable. I hope that will be the case soon.

I am, Dear Sir,
Yours Sincerely,