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Letter from Alexander Martin to Charles François Sevelinges, Marquis de Bretigny
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
May 19, 1782
Volume 16, Page 327

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Hillsborough, 19th May, 1782.


Pursuant to a Resolve of the Honorable General Assembly, the copy of which I do myself the honor to enclose you, I am to address you on the subject of your Agency at the Island of Martinique, and do assure you of the high sense this Government entertains of your warm attachment to the United States, and this State in particular, as manifested by the many important services rendered by you to this Government, as well in the Military as Civil Department; and am to inform you that the late prosperous events of war have caused the necessity to cease of your continuance at Martinique as Agent of this State, and do request your return as soon as convenient, to receive a generous compensation for your services, promised you at your appointment. Having the honor to succeed in the Government of this State, I shall be ready with pleasure to show you any further testimonials of Public regard in my power.

I am yours, &c.,