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Letter from Hugh Williamson and William Blount to Alexander Martin
Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819; Blount, William, 1749-1800
August 03, 1782
Volume 16, Page 388

TO GOV. MARTIN FROM H. WILLIAMSON AND WM. BLOUNT.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

[Circular.]


Philadelphia, 3rd August, 1782.

Sir:

You will observe by the public papers the mode that is adopted for holding up to public shame the States who are backward in performing their share of public service or in contributing their share towards the necessary expences of the War. We have not to inform you that North Carolina has long been viewed in a very unfavorable point of light. It is our Resolution that if she suffers for the future in the voice of Fame, it shall not be from the want of a friend to advocate her cause. As a contrast to the Monthly Publications of money received for the public use from different States we drew up and caused to be published in the Pennsylvania Journal & Packet of this date & the first Instant a Summary account of what our State has done for the present year, in which we hope that you will admit that while we strictly adhered to truth we have given no unpleasing picture of our Country, or rather of our fellow Citizens.

We have the Honor to be, &c.,
HU. WILLIAMSON,
WM. BLOUNT.



Additional Notes for Electronic Version: Although this letter is marked as a circular letter, the copy in Martin's Letter Book indicates that it was not a circular letter.