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Letter from William Brickell to Thomas Burke
Brickell, William
August 25, 1781
Volume 22, Pages 576-577


Col. Brickell’s Letter and return of his Reg., August 25th, 1781. Rec’d 30th. To be left at Capt. Kidd’s till the Governor return

Camp, Fossett’s Old Field, Aug. 25th, 1781.

His Excellency Gov. Burke, Halifax.


Your Excellency signified you wanted a return of the Regiment

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at this Camp. Inclosed you’ll Please to receive One. It is not as methodical as I could wish, tho’ it Contains the Strength it now is and has been, and the different departments. I should have waited on your Excellency before you left Town had I known you intended to have done so. I intend to leave Camp To-morrow, as the Present situation of the Regiment is by no means agreeable to my wishes. I shall expect to be out again as soon as my Circumstances will admit, or as soon as the other drafts are in the Field and Equipped.

I have the Honor to be, with utmost Respect,
Your most obedient Servant,
WILLIAM BRICKELL, Lt. Col. Commanding.