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Letter from Alexander Martin to the New Bern District Superintendent of Commissions of Confiscated Property
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
November 02, 1782
Volume 16, Page 451

GOV. ALEX. MARTIN TO SUPT. COMMISSIONERS OF CONFISCATED PROPERTY IN NEW BERN DISTRICT.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, Nov. 2nd, 1782.

Sir:

It being represented to me that the Commissioners for Confiscated property in the District of New Bern have failed to make returns of the Confiscated property in their possession to the Superintendent that the same may be disposed of according to the Law, and that sundry abuses have been committed on said property by irregular & unlawful Judgments, obtained in the County Courts, whereby the same is misapplied contrary to the sense of the Legislature.

I, therefore, recommend to the Superintendent of Commissioners of Confiscated property in New Bern District to postpone all sales of the same until a proper representation can be made to the General Assembly of such abuses and misapplication, that the same may be prevented in future and the property recovered or the Value.

I am yours, &c.,
ALEX. MARTIN.