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Letter from Hugh Williamson and William Blount to Alexander Martin [Extract]
Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819; Blount, William, 1749-1800
September 11, 1782
Volume 16, Page 410

HON’S H. WILLIAMSON AND WM. BLOUNT TO GOV. ALEX. MARTIN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

[Extract.]


Philadelphia, Sept. 11th, 1782.

Sir:

“Your favor of the 20th Ulto., came to hand the 9th Instant. It is the only Letter we have received from your Excellency since our arrival here, tho’ the Interest of the State induces us to wish that we could inform Congress concerning the progress made in filling up the Continental Battalions and other incidents that are said to have happened there. To instance a single one, it is reported that the Indians have been annoying the frontier and that a party of Militia are sent out against them. At this very instant Pennsylvania is pressing Congress for Continental Troops to join their Militia in an expedition against the Indians on their frontier, the whole to be at the Continental expence. We shall hardly think it our duty to oppose this measure, but if we knew that our Militia was employed in similar services we should certainly avail ourselves under the precedent of that vote to claim the whole of our expence on the Indian expedition as a Continental service.”

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