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Burke, Thomas approximately 1747-1783

Overview
Works: 58 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 511 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Archives  History  Portraits  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS721.B38, 811.1
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Most widely held works by Thomas Burke
The poems of Governor Thomas Burke of North Carolina by Thomas Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Burke, restless revolutionary by John Sayle Watterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thomas Burke papers in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina Library by Thomas Burke( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Early papers deal with personal and business affairs. Later papers pertain to public affairs while governor, and include civil and military materials of the Revolutionary period
"Broad Water" and Halifax, to Governor [Thomas] Burke by Guilford Dudley( )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning the movements of troops in Virginia before the Siege of Yorktown; mentioning the Marquis [de Lafayette] and General [Anthony] Wayne
To Chloe ; Chloe's reply to Colin ; Colin to Chloe ; Chloe to Colin by Thomas Burke( )

1 edition published in 1778 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'York", to Thomas Burke by Thomas Nelson( )

1 edition published in 1779 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thanking him for his letters and saying he "had not leisure hardly to think of any thing but defending the Country which was at that time invaded in the part most vulnerable because, I fear, most disaffected. We are so much exposed from the intersection of Water, that we shall during the Summer be frequently subject to this predatory war, and which it is impossible for us to prevent;" commenting on "Mr. Lauren's Conduct in writing the Letter to Governor Houston;" saying it "only proves what I suspected after a very short knowledge of him. That he has violent passions, little Judgment and I was going to add a bad Heart. I could wish that his Letter had been forwarded to me. Smith however will give us that with the whole proceedings upon it and than I shall be able to form a better judgment of his Conduct;" saying he has been unable to attend the House of Delegates more than twice and thus does not know the sentiments of the Delegates on the important issues with which the Congress is engaged; adding that he is leaving for Williamsburg and will write again
The siege of Yorktown and the surrender of Cornwallis :( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A large collection of autograph letters and documents related to the 1781 siege of Yorktown during the American Revolution. MA 488 includes letters from Thomas Burke, Edward Carrington, Charles Cornwallis, Nathanael Greene, the Marquis de Lafayette, James McHenry, George Washington, and many others. In addition, MA 488 includes realia such as a piece of the flag Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown (MA 488.142), textile fragments from Martha Washington's wedding dress (MA 488.144), and a strand of George Washington's hair (MA 488.146). MA 489 includes letters from Henry Clinton, Lord Cornwallis, the Marquis de Lafayette, Henry Lee, Benjamin Lincoln, Peter Muhlenberg, Timothy Pickering, Thomas Nelson, Josiah Parker, the comte de Rochambeau and Baron von Steuben, portrait engravings, and engravings of the Surrender at Yorktown. For details about individual items, see MA 488.1-147 and MA 489.1-107
"Cambden County" [NC], to Governor Burke by Isaac Gregory( )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning the position of French ships on the James, Chowan and York Rivers; saying he will do everything he can to raise a militia and move "from the lower parts to Portsmouth as will give me the earliest Intelligence;" adding he will do everything in his power to comply with his orders
"State of North Carolina" [Raleigh], to General [Nathanael] Greene by Thomas Burke( )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Commenting on his presentation to the General Assembly of Greene's recent letters; reporting that he is taking "measures for procuring the forty dragoon Horses ... by purchase, or impressment if Necessary"; promising to do all he can to procure assistance for Greene; speaking critically of the state's government: "The extreme derangements in every department and the incredible imbecility of every power of Government open to me the most gloomy prospects at my very entrance upon my Office. Disciplin[e] must be introduced, and even an habitual negligence and disregard of Orders must be Corrected. Civil Government must be Reestablished, and enabled to Correct and Restrain the most licentious abuses which are now raging in this Country. The Revenues must be arranged, and in a word the Strictest attention and most Inflexible vigor must be applied to our affairs"; adding that he "hope[s] even to partake with [Greene] in the labors of the field So Soon as [he] shall have put the Civil business in proper train"; noting that his "Principal object ... will be to have force and Supplies always in readiness, and to be able at any time to Cooperate with Efficiency in any of [Greene's] General Measures"; adding that they "are no longer to expect the Second Division" [of ships], and remarking that "the Du[t]ch war has Occasioned this change in the disposition of the French forces"; mentioning Lord Cornwallis
"Head quarters, high hills Santee" [S.C.], to Governor [Thomas] Burke by Nathanael Greene( )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discussing his army's pressing need for horses and hoping Burke will supply them with "none but those of the best herd"; expressing his fear that Lord Cornwallis may attempt to escape into North Carolina; asking him to direct the residents of North Carolina to move all horses and wagons out of the enemy's reach; reporting that he has instructed the Marquis de Lafayette to follow Cornwallis should he try to move into North Carolina; mentioning the recent expedition to take the garrison at Biggins Church
Richmond, to Gov. Burke by Thomas Nelson( )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning enemy troop movements; saying "...contrary to the expectation of every one they have taken post at York & Gloster where they will make themselves so strong that it will be difficult to drive them out."
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in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A collection of autograph letters, documents, or signatures of each signer of the Articles of Confederation. The items, which are organized roughly alphabetically, are described in 56 individual records (MA 557.1-55 and MA 1083, a contemporary copy of the thirteen Articles of Confederation laid in at the front of the volume)
Williamsburg, to Governor Thomas Burke by Thomas Nelson( )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning his need for help from North Carolina; informing him that since his letter "no movement has been made by either Army. Much of our attention indeed has been given to the means of subsisting so large a force, and a difficult task it has been to keep it in being for some days past. Our difficulties on this account seem now diminishing, but there still remain apprehensions that we shall not be altogether free from these embarrassments, unless our neighbouring States lend us some assistance. From your State we would wish to obtain Salt and Beef, of which there will be a great consumption, this Country at present affording very little salted provisions."
Thomas Burke correspondence by Thomas Burke( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Philadelphia, to Richard Caswell by John Penn( )

1 edition published in 1779 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reporting that the "Delegates of Virginia have just now laid before Congress an Instrument from that State empowering them to confederate with any one or more states"; enclosing a "copy of the Instrument" and asking them to lay it "before the general Assembly"; stressing that it is "necessary to come to some conclusive decision on the Business of Confederation."
"Head quarters, high hills Santee" [S.C.], to Governor [Thomas] Burke by Nathanael Greene( )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Informing him of the Battle of Eutaw Springs; reporting that "All the British troops retird to the neighbourhood of Charlestown and burnt their Stores"; noting that they captured "near a 1000 stand of arms"; telling him that the North Carolina troops "behaved with great firmness for such young Soldiers"; hoping Burke will be able to "furnish ... more drafts for [North Carolina's] Continental line as they sufferd greatly in the late action and they were not numerous before"; congratulating him on their "happy prospects in Virginia from the arrival of the French fleet," and mentioning the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, and Lord Cornwallis; saying that he is "sorry that Major [James] Craig succeeded in his attempt upon Newburn"; asking him to return any prisoners "being detained in North Carolina contrary to the conditions of the late Cartel agreed to for the relief of prisoners of both sides."
"State of North Carolina, Halifax," to Major Genl. [Nathanael] Greene by Thomas Burke( )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Apprising him that he is sending fifteen cavalry horses by Maj. [John] Barnwell and his companions; enclosing a descriptive list of the horses; noting that they are expecting General [Anthony] Wayne and the Pennsylvania troops, and hoping Wayne will assist North Carolina "for a little time, in order that we may, by one decisiv[e] blow destroy the power of the Enemy in this State"; offering to help Greene once the enemy force in North Carolina is destroyed; discussing two men in Greene's army who were involved in the murder of prisoners, and asking Greene to send them to Salisbury; passing on the news that the enemy has evacuated Portsmouth and moved to "York & the Grounds on the East side of York River."
 
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Alternative Names
Burke, Thomas 1747 (ca.)-1783

Burke, Thomas ca. 1747-1783

Thomas Burke Amerikaans arts (?-1783)

Thomas Burke Irish physician, lawyer, and statesman who lived in Hillsborough, North Carolina

Thomas Burke US-amerikanischer Politiker und dritter Gouverneur von North Carolina

توماس برک

湯馬士·伯克

Languages
English (53)

Covers
The battle at Lindley's MillThe American revolution in North Carolina : an exhaustive reference of the piedmont