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Letter from Benjamin Harrison to Alexander Martin
Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791
June 24, 1783
Volume 16, Page 835

HON. BENJAMIN HAWKINS TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOV. MARTIN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Virginia, In Council, June 24th, 1783.

Sir:

There is in the public Jail at this place a man by the name of Levin Patterson who was committed on suspicion of his being one of the mutineers, who rose on & murdered several officers of the privateer General Gregory in the port of Edenton. I have the honor of giving you this information that if the charge is justly founded your Excellency may take measures for having him removed to your State for tryal where alone he can meet his deserved fate.

I have the honor to be, &c.,
BENJAMIN HAWKINS.


Additional Notes for Electronic Version: According to the Executive Letter Book, this letter was written by Benjamin Harrison, who was the governor of Virginia at this time.