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Letter from Alexander Martin to Richard Caswell
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
April 20, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 455-456

COL. ALEX: MARTIN TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Halifax, April 20th 1777.

May it please your Excellency:

I am solicited by Joseph Hughes, a prisoner at Moore's Creek Bridge, to mention him to your Excellency & the House of Commons,—that he may be permitted to have his parole in or near Salisbury, where he may support his suffering family,—that he is much against going to the Northward, where to be separated from his wife and be exchanged, he thinks a cruel & a double punishment. I do not think him quite so capital an offender as some of

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the captive Tories here, & would beg leave to recommend him to such clemency, as has been shewn to Hunter and others permitted to tarry in the State.

I am, Sir,
Your most obedient humble servant,
ALEX: MARTIN.
His Excellency's Gov'r Caswell.