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Memorial from John Huske concerning his salary as secretary to Thomas Burke
Huske, John, d. 1792
May 1782
Volume 16, Page 467

[From Executive Letter Book.]

The Memorial of John Huske humbly sheweth:

That your Memorialist was appointed by Governor Burke on the second of August last, to be his private Secretary; that he continued in that office, and in the execution of his duty was captured by the Tories, and was detained by the Enemy as a Prisoner of War in Charlestown, until the third of April, when he was permitted to come to this State on his parole and be still a prisoner.

That, no provision being made by Law for the Salary to be allowed to such officer, and your Memorialist having made no contract at the time of his appointment, but left it to Governor Burke to allow him such a Salary as his Excellency should deem adequate, he is at a loss what claim to make upon the public.

Your Memorialist, therefore, humbly prays the General Assembly to take the matter into their consideration, and to grant him such allowance as to them shall seem just.

And your Memorialist shall ever pray, &c.,