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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Hardy Murfree to Thomas Burke
Murfree, Hardy
July 10, 1781
Volume 16, Page 1199


Murfree’s Landing, 10 July, 1781.

I have Inclosed your Excellency a return of Stores Impressed for the Continental troops of this State, agreeable to the orders of his Excellency Govr. Nash & Council. If there should be more Coffee & Sugar wanting, I can purchase it in this part of the Country for the State. A part of the Stores is sent to Colo. Long’s, and the remainder will be sent there in a few days.

I have been oblige to send Expresses, &c., in Collecting the 12 Months drafts from the Edenton District. Some Expenses in geting the Public Stores to one place and Storage Since they have been Impressed. I should be much oblige to your Excellency to grant me a warrant for Twenty-five Thousand Dollars, for the above expenses, and I will Settle with the Assembly for the same. I have sent by the bearer my Bond with Security for the money.

And am Your Excellency’s mo. Hum. Servt.,