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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Thomas Burke to Hardy Sanders
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
March 05, 1782
Volume 22, Pages 613-614


Halifax, March 5th, 1782.


Not having seen Col. Fulshom, I could not return you an Answer to yours of the 26th of last Month.

Such of the Cattle as have been purchased from persons who have been in Arms against this State, or adhered to the Enemy, or are suspected on strong presumption of Acts of Treason, ought not to be removed, because it will be defrauding the State of the Confiscation. Such as have been purchased from good or unsuspected Citizens may lawfully be removed. You are therefore to obtain Good information and conduct yourself accordingly. Such as you stop should be valued and reported to the County Commissioners for Specific Collections, who should lodge in your Hands Indented Certificates for

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them, taking your receipt specially. Be so good as to report to the Commissary General the Number which you may stop.

I am, &c.