Letter from Alexander Martin to Hunter Banks & Co.
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
Volume 16, Pages 339-340
FROM GOV. MARTIN TO HUNTER BANKS & CO., MERCHANTS, PETERSBURG.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Halifax, June, . ., . . . . .
Yours I am favoured with by Mr. Jones relative to goods proposed for the use of the Army by Mr. Banks when I was at Edenton.
I should have then been very glad to receive some of those goods which that Gentleman was obliging enough to offer for that purpose about the time he proposed to deliver them, I think about two weeks afterwards at Washington or Edenton, but I heard nothing further on that matter till lately at Hillsborough, Governor Burke informed me he had received a Letter with an invoice of sundry goods from you and requested further information. I desired him to write you that on my perusal of the invoices the Goods were too high for the State to make any large purchase of, which, by that
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time, was greatly lowered in the prices generally, and that many of the Articles were not suitable for our Soldiery. This I know not whether that Gentleman has done, and my opinion is still the same, but we have occasion for about twenty suits of cloathes for our State Officers if Colonel Davie, to whom I have referred this transaction, can agree with you for the supply of these articles. I shall make his contracts good from our specific supplies when collected.
I am, Gentlemen,