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Letter from Robert Burton to Thomas Burke
Burton, Robert, 1747-1825
September 04, 1781
Volume 15, Page 634

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September 4th, 1781.


I hereby enclose you a descriptive list of 20 Horses which by me was purchased for Major Genl. Greene and Delivered to Colo. Long & others to be Forwarded to the Southard Army. When Major Barnwell left Halifax some of Colo. Long's people Delivered your Two Bay Horses to him thro' Mistake; when they arrived here I gave two Other Horses in place of them and took Major Barnwell's Receipt. One of those delivered in place of yours was a Troop Horse, the other belonged to a Gentleman now in the Southard Army. As I expected you would want your Horses Immediately I have sent them by the Bearer, Jonathan Lock. I have 5 other Horses for the Southard Army, a descriptive list of which I now transmit you. I think the other 8, which makes up the 40 I was to purchase, will be had in a few days, and will be sent with those Now on Hand by Sargant Everheart to Head Quarters. Agreeable to your Excellency's directions of the 31st Ult., I have sent to every County above this to have the waggons Collected to one place and be in readiness to Execute any Orders that will be given them of which I have advised the Commissary Genl.

Your Obt. Servt.,
RO. BURTON, Q. M. G. N. C.