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Letter from Robert Burton to Thomas Burke
Burton, Robert, 1747-1825
August 25, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 624-625


Williamsborough, August 25th, 1781.


By the hands of Mr. Mitchell I send you fifteen Horses, together with a descriptive list, that he may Obtain a Receipt from what ever Gentleman takes Charge of them, for their delivery. As I expected that You wanted them sent to Halifax, as soon as possible, I have sent them without their being Shod, as I know Col. Long's workmen Can Shoe them in much less time than I could have it done here. Genl. Greene has Sent a Lieutenant by the name of Linton for those Horses, and desires that all possible Dispatch be used in forwarding them to Camp. I herewith Send you a copy of the late Governor's Instructions respecting the Salt Mentioned to you in my Letter of the 14th Instant. Your Excellency will Much Oblige Capt. Smith in Giving him Such Orders as will Inable him to procure

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the Salt as Early as possible, as the people of whom he Borrowed is in Great want and himself Liable.

I am your Encellency's Most Hble. Servt.,
G. M. G. N. C.