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Letter from Robert Burton to Thomas Burke
Burton, Robert, 1747-1825
August 20, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 610-611


August 20th, 1781.


The Bearer hereof Major Hunt who has been Collecting Horses

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for Genl. Greene informs me that he Impressed a horse from a Certain Jeremiah Perry, of Warren County. Perry, nnwilling to part with his Horse, struck him with a whip, at the time Mr. Hunt was putting on the Bridle, & made the Horse break from him and then drove him Quite off that he could not Again be Caught. Mr. Hunt will give you Farther Particulars of the Behaviour of Mr. Perry and I hope your Excellency will take such Measures with him as will prevent him behaving in the Like Manner in Fuiter and deter Others from Following his Example.

I am yo. Excellency's
most obt. Servt,
RO. BURTON, Q. M. G., N. C.