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Letter from Andrew Armstrong to Thomas Burke
Armstrong, Andrew
July 18, 1782
Volume 22, Pages 615-616


Camden, July 18th, 1782.

Dear Sir:

It did not answer my business to go to Headquarters, but I forwarded your letter to Judge Burke, and I understand Mr. Leonard has his answer to you. He informed Mr. Leonard that he has bought a place for you at £3,000 Sterling, and wished how soon you would prepare to come to it. He certainly cannot mean that you should come before the State is reduced to some kind of Order which by every account that I can hear is far from being the case at present.

We furnished Col. Moses with a very fine Mare and has his Order upon you for Forty Guineas. I believe Savannah is evacuated, and it is criminal here not to believe that Charleston soon will, and I am of Course amongst the Guilty for I cannot afford to believe

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a Sentence of it. Accounts from Charleston says that Galveston is taken by the Spaniards. I have a Fever and Ague, but I do not believe that writing to a Doctor will cure me.

I am, Sir, with my Compliments to Mrs. Burke,
Your very humble Servant,