Letter from Alexander Martin to merchants in Edenton
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
Volume 16, Pages 393-394
FROM GOV. MARTIN TO MR. ALLEN AND OTHER MERCHANTS OF EDENTON.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
August 16th, 1782.
I have been favoured with yours of the 16th Ultimo, respecting Col. Davie’s public Contracts, and those that originated from myself last Winter, in behalf of our Continental Officers & Soldiers. I shall be happy, as soon as I am enabled, to order payment from the State agreeably to your request.
In the mean while please to make out your separate accounts, those of Colonel Davie’s as well as mine, particularizing every
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Article at the lowest prices in Specie, and I will make Draughts on the Superintendent and County Commissioners of Edenton District in your favour as you desire, and should the specific supplies not be sufficient, I will grant warrants on the Treasury, though the payment of which will be attended with long delay, for the residue.
The generous contributions you made the Army I shall retain a grateful sense of in behalf of the State—which shall be a stimulus to my attention until you receive satisfaction.
I am, Gentlemen,