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Letter from Nathan Bryan to Thomas Burke
Bryan, Nathan, 1748-1798
September 06, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 634-635


6th September, 1781.

Dear Sir:

The British Army under the command of Maj. Craig on their march to Newbern called on me and took off all my negroes and horses and robbed my house of our clothing. Their mallace was principally against my family as we were the principal Sufferers. I have not retaliated in the least on the Toreys and wish to be favoured with a flag from your Excellency to go into Wilmington. I think if you have any Business that you can Intrust me with & will

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please suffer me to go on some private business with the Late Hon. John Rutherford of that place, that I may likely git some of my Slaves back. We lost 60 prime slaves.

Am Sir your Humble Servant,