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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Thomas Burke to Nicholas Long
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
March 11, 1782
Volume 16, Page 537

[Answer to the Foregoing.]

Halifax, March 11th, 1782.


You do not seem to Comprehend what I mean by an Estimate—be so good as to Specifie the Debts to be paid for Transportation, the Engagements for further transportation, the Quantities of paper to be purchased, the different articles Comprehended in your, &c. Opposite to each, set down the precise or estimated amount. When you make a future requisition you must be able to Shew the application made of any previous Grant.

I am yr. Excellency’s hum. St.,

P. S.—I suppose the horses have been delivered by the Commissioners in my absence. Let me know precisely what Number of Horses you have received on the Continental account since the last Session of Assembly. Finding my horses Neglected at your Station I ordered them on hither. I perceive they are not come. Be so good as to direct them to be sent in with the Account of forage against me.

T. B.