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Letter from Thomas Burke to Alexander Martin
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
November 26, 1781
Volume 22, Pages 600-601


Charleston, James Island, Nov. 26th, 1781.


I am informed that my fellow Prisoners who had been paroled to Beaufort are arrived in Charlestown. You know Col. Little. He will introduce to you the other Gentlemen. I request the favor of you to inquire whether they stand in need of anything and if they do to procure it for them. Col. Lyttle or Capt. Read will be so Good as to furnish you with any paper which may be necessary to clear me, and you may be assured Sir, that to repay you will be the least of the Obligations I shall hold myself under to you. I

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have yet no wants of my own; when I shall have I will freely apply to you and shall always be unceremoniously, but very sincerely.

Your very Humble Servant,

Thos. Burke, Charlestown.