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Letter from Alexander Martin to Benjamin Guerard
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
March 28, 1784
Volume 17, Page 30

GOV. MARTIN TO GOV. GIRARD OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina, March 28th, 1784.

Sir:

As it behooves the United States in general, but more especially these Southern States to be uniform in whatever Measures they may adopt against the late prohibition of the West India Trade by the King of Great Britain; I have to request that your Excellency will please to favor me with Copies of such Acts your Legislature shall pass on that Subject, together with whatever early Intelligence you shall receive from Europe, or elsewhere touching the same. The Act for laying a Duty advalorem on Merchandise, I wish also to be favored with; with pleasure I shall transmit your Excellency a reciprocal Communication.

I have the Honour to be
with very great Esteem and Respect, your &c.,
ALEX. MARTIN.