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Letter from Josiah Martin to William Henry Nassau van Zuylestein, Earl of Rochford
Martin, Josiah, 1737-1786
February 15, 1772
Volume 09, Page 245

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[B. P. R. O. Am & W. Ind.: No. Carolina. Vol. 219.]
Governor Martin to the Earl of Rochford.

North Carolina New Bern,
February 15th 1772.

I had the honor to receive this day your Lordship's letter to Governor Tryon bearing date the 2nd day of August last, signifying the King's entire approbation of that Gentleman's conduct and his Majesty's gracious Pleasure, that his Royal thanks be expressed to the Troops of this Province who were in the field on the 16th day of May last for their conduct and Bravery on that day. I am to assure your Lordship that I will fulfill his Majesty's commands herein without loss of time; and as the provincial Troops are now dispersed, and no longer in Military array I will declare his Majesty's pleasure in the public News Papers that are the most effectual means of communicating this mark of his Royal Favor.

I have the great satisfaction to inform your Lordship that the prudent and vigorous measures taken by Governor Tryon seem to have had full effect; and that this country again enjoys the blessings of peace and tranquility which it is my duty and will be my study to maintain and preserve.

I have the honor to be &c