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Letter from Alexander Martin to Samuel Ashe, Samuel Spencer, and John Williams
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
October 10, 1783
Volume 16, Page 879

GOV. MARTIN TO THE HONORABLE SAMUEL ASHE, SAMUEL SPENCER, & JOHN WILLIAMS, ESQUIRES, JUDGES OF THE SEVERAL COURTS OF LAW & EQUITY, IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Hillsborough, October 10th, 1783.

Gentlemen:

I have to request, that your Honors will please to favour me with a State of the Law and evidence, which appeared in the trial of Peter Mallet on a charge of high treason in the Superior Court of Law & Equity lately held in Wilmington, whereof he was acquitted, as I am informed. As this offender with some others is expressly precluded from a pardon by the honorable the Legislature in case of conviction, and a proclamation hath been issued by the executive to carry their Act into effect by apprehending all the persons excepted out of the same, it remains with your Honors to give information to that honorable body officially of the acquital & enlargement of a person deemed so obnoxious to the Laws, that thereby they may receive satisfaction & through them the public in general.

Your Honors will therefore please to communicate the above, that the same may be laid before them at their earliest meeting.

I have the honor, &c.,
ALEX. MARTIN.