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Letter from Hardy Murfree to Thomas Burke
Murfree, Hardy
July 10, 1781
Volume 22, Pages 542-543


Murfree’s Landing, 10th July, 1781.

His Excellency Governor Burke, Wake Court House,

per Express.


I have enclosed your Excellency a return of Stores Impressed for the Continental troops of this State, agreeable to the orders of His Excellency Gen’l Nash and Council. If there should be more Sugar and Coffee wanting, I can purchase it in this part of the Country, for the State. A part of the Stores is sent to Colo. Long, and the remainder will be sent there in a few days. I have been obliged to send Expresses, &c., in Collecting the 12 Months’ drafts from the Edenton District. Some expences in getting the Public

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Stores to one Place, and Storage since they have been impressed. I should be much obliged to your Excellency to grant me a warrant for Twenty-five Thousand Dollars, for the above expences, 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 most Humble Servant,


Letter from Major Murfree, inclosing return of Stores, Dated July 10th. Rec’d 15th; answered 19th, 1781.