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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Savage to Thomas Burke
Savage, William
February 24, 1782
Volume 16, Page 520


Edenton, 24th February, 1782.


I have to Request that you will Send me by Mr. O’Mally who will hand your Excel’y this letter, a Commission for a Vessel which I am now fitting out. She is a fine, fast Sailing Brig, and I would wish her to be Called Governor Burke or Burke—the former I should Prefer, but as you think proper. She is to be Commanded by Peter Rainguenoire—to Mount 12 Carriage Guns and Navigated with 40 Men—Myself at present owner.

This letter shall oblige me at any time when Required to Execute the Bonds together with Security.

If you please to send the Bond to me, the necessary shall be done and transmitted to you again by some Safe hand. Mr. O’Mally will pay the fees for the Commission.

Mr. O’Mally informs me that he has some thoughts of Settling in this State.

Since my Acquaintance with him I have found him possessed of good principles, which induces me to take the liberty of Introducing him to your Excellency, flattering Myself that you will ever find him to have the warmest sense of Gratitude for whatever service you may be pleased to render him.

I do most sincerely Congratulate you on your safe return to this State.

I am, with every Sentiment of Respect and Esteem,
Your Excellency’s most obedient,
Humble Servant,