To His Excellency, Josiah Martin, Esquire, Captain General, Governor, &ca,
Your Excellency has required that I should assign the reasons which induced me to recommend to you to ratify the Act for establishing Superior Courts. passed this Session through both Houses of Assembly.
The distressful situation &c. [The same as in previous enclosures down to “Instructions that I have seen.”]
I cannot conclude without testifying my loyalty to my gracious Sovereign & professing my regard for his Government, in support of which I have ever manifested the utmost zeal. My life I have cheerfully exposed in the service of my King, & in suport of His Government I have risqued as much of my Property as any Subject in this Country. It was unsollicited that your Excellency's worthy Predecessor recomended me to the seat I have now the Honor to fill in His Majesty's Council, and it is only by the uprightness of my heart, the Purity of my intentions & the constant uniform exertion of my best endeavors to support the Honor and dignity of Government, that I wish to recommend myself to the favour of my King.