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Letter from George Sackville Germain, Viscount Sackville to Josiah Martin
Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785
January 14, 1777
Volume 11, Page 704

[B. P. R. O. (No. 3) Am: & W. Ind: Vol: 434. P. 96.]
Lord George Germain to Gov. Josiah Martin.

Whitehall, 14th Janry. 1777.

Sir:—

Your letter to me of 28th of Sepr and that of 8th November by Capt: Gardiner have been received and laid before the King.

In the present circumstances of the Province of North Carolina it is wholly unnecessary to make any Observations on the several Matters contained in these Dispatches and as there is no prospect of the Re-establishment of legal Government there until a sufficient Force can be spared from the Operations in the Northern Colonies. I have at your Brother's desire submitted to His Majesty the convenience it might be to you were it in your option to continue at Long Island or return to England and I have the satisfaction to acquaint you that His Majesty is graciously pleased to grant you His Royal Licence to come to England and I have the honour to enclose His Majesty's Sign Manual for that purpose.

I am &c:
GEO. GERMAIN.