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Letter from Alexander Martin to Benjamin Hawkins and Hugh Williamson
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
April 30, 1783
Volume 16, Page 783

GOVERNOR MARTIN TO BENJAMIN HAWKINS AND HUGH WILLIAMSON, ESQS., DELEGATES IN CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book]

Hillsborough, April 30th, 1783.

Gentlemen:

The General Assembly began their annual Session at this place the 19th instant; and on the 26th made choice of the officers of State for the Current Year. I have the honor to inform you that I am continued in the Chief Magistracy of the State, and that you & Mr. Nash are continued our Delegates, and Mr. Spaight is appointed in the room of Colonel Blount resigned.

There appears to be a great variety of business cut out for this Session of Assembly. The principal object of Legislation is the opening the Land Office in general, especially in the Western Country. A copy of the Treaty with the States General of the United Netherlands, I have received and laid the same before the Assembly. Tho’ we have heard of the peace, yet the articles have not yet reached us. I am sorry I have it not in my power to send forward with this such supplies of money as you may need, but Colonel Blount has engaged as your agent to draw such Sum as Warrants will be issued for, and remit the same to you. In the meanwhile I present you with your appointment, and a handsome Cake of Wax and Turpentine appendant thereto, for your immediate subsistence, which has been and still may be good for Philosophers; you will therefore please to stay your Stomachs therewith until something substantial comes forward.

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