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Letter from Alexander Martin to Nathanael Greene
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
May 07, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 319-320

TO GEN. GREENE FROM GOV. ALEX. MARTIN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Hillsborough, May 7th, 1782.

Sir:

Mr. Burden, the bearer hereof, son of Mr. William Burden, of Beaufot, in this State, will apply to you for a flag to go into Charles Town to recover some Negroes that the Enemy plundered him of lately at Beaufort, which, perhaps, may by your permission be effected.

Should it not, Sir, be incompatible with the operations of your Army, you will please to grant Mr. Burden a flag for that purpose,

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who, with his Father and family, have ever demeaned themselves as good and faithful Citizens.

I am yours, &c.,
ALEX. MARTIN.
To the Honorable Major
General Greene.