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Letter from Archibald Ritchie to Thomas Burke
Ritchie, Archibald
September 16, 1782
Volume 16, Page 652


Virginia Ray N. K.(?) River,
Sept. 16th, 1782.

Thos. Burke, Esqr.,


I observe amongst my papers a receipt of yours to Mr. Samuel Donalson, dated June 5th, 1775, for a List of debts due me, Amt. £362 17 9, and one Do. Amt. £34 7 3¾, this many. Among these debts I apprehend there was a demand vs. James Churchill pr. Bond £15 11 6, & a memr. being made that said Churchill was a very poor man, served in Hallifax Court. Now, I shall be exceedingly obliged to you to inform me whether ever any thing was got from this man, & how much; for lately one of the Gentlemen who does business for me in Richmond County, met with Churchill & brought suit vs. him in that Court, in Consequence of which I shall get payment, if not already paid; but then observe if payment has not been received by you or the late Mr. James Miller, it is absolutely necessary that I should have the Bond sent me here for the Jury’s satisfaction to whom it will be submitted. It is now ready for Trial & it must be postponed until it Appears; therefore, must beg the favour of you to get it out the Halifax Office, if it has been deposited there, or in your own possession, & forward it to me.

At same time, should beg to know if anything has been done with any others of my debtors.

With much respect, I am, Sir,
Your most obt. Servt.,
Honble. Thos. Burke, esqr.,
North Carolina.