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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Andrew Armstrong to Thomas Burke
Armstrong, Andrew
July 10, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 629-630


Camden, July 10th, 1782.

Dear Sir:

It did not answer my business to go to headquarters, but I forwarded your letter to Judge Burke, and I understand Mr. Leonard

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has his Answer to you; he informed Mr. Leonard that he had bought a place for you at 300£ Sterling, and Wished to know how Soon you could prepare to come to it. He certainly cannot mean that you should come before the State is reduced to some kind of Order, which, by every Account that I can hear, is far from being the case at present.

We furnished Colol. Mosses with a very fine Mare, and have his order on you for forty Guineas. I believe Savannah is evacuate; that Charlestown soon will, and I am, of course, Amongst the Guilty, for I cannot afford to believe a Sentence of it. Accounts from Charlestown says that Giberalter is taken by the Spaniard. I have a d—d fever and ague, but I do not believe that writing to a Doctor will cure me.

I am Sir, with my compliments to Mrs. Burke,
Your very Humble Servant,