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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Hunter to Thomas Burke
Hunter, John
September 02, 1776
Volume 10, Page 789

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from John Hunter, Prisoner of War, to Thomas Burke.

Dear Sir,

When I was brought prisoner to Halifax, and admitted on my parole with the rest of the prisoners, (by your Interest) I never thought that ever I should have been guilty of anything to deprive me of that Liberty, and I can assure you that it was quite foreign from my intention. But some malicious person or other having informed the Honble the Council something which hurt me in their Opinion has been the cause of my being sent here and confined to the narrow Limitts of this town and obliged to apear before a man dayly, who is watching the smallest opty to send me to Hallifax Gaol as he is directed so to do, if I go out of my Limitts. I wrote Mr Harnett asuring him of my innocence. Your influence with him will confer additionall Obligations on

Your Most Obedient Humble Servant,

Please excuse Bad Pen.
Martinborough Sept. 2d, 1776.