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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Hardy Sanders to Thomas Burke
Sanders, Hardy
February 26, 1782
Volume 22, Pages 612-613


Wake County, Feb. 26th, 1782.

His Excellency the Governor, Halifax County.


Yesterday Mr. Fleetwood brought Three Hundred and Seventy-Six

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Stears into this County, which were collected in Cumberland County of the following Persons, viz: Malcolm Buie, No. 9; Archibald Buie, No. 7; Malcolm Clark, No. 3; Peter McArthur, No. 29; John Gilchrist, No. 25; John Munroe, No. 4; Daniel Campbel, No. 9; Jno. Clark, No. 11; Daniel McLaine, No. 9; Robert Raiford, No. 2; Alexander Gregory, No. 8; Jno. McKethan, No. 113; Dan. McNeill, 26; Farquard Campbell, No. 12; Jno. McNeill, 75; Thomas Armstrong, Col. of Cumberland, No. 3; the remainder, viz., 42, purchased and paid for, of which no Memorandum was made. Col. Folsom, the bearer hereof, will inform your Excellency of the Character of the Disposers of the above cattle. Mr. Fleetwood having produced no Orders from you agreeable to an Act of Assembly past last Session, I thought it my duty as an Officer to detain said Cattle till I received your Orders. I will not wait to put into execution such Orders as shall be given, Sir.

Your most obedient humble servant to command,

Civil Officers.

Sheriff of Wake, Feb. 26th, 1782. Received March 3rd, 1782, and answered Mrc. 5th, 1782.