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Letter from Alexander Martin to Richard Dobbs Spaight and Hugh Williamson
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
April 24, 1784
Volume 17, Page 49

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GOVERNOR MARTIN TO THE HONORABLE HUGH WILLIAMSON & RICHD. D. SPAIGHT, ESQUIRES, DELEGATES IN CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Hillsborough, April 24th, 1784.

Gentlemen:

The General Assembly of this State met at this place the 19th Instant when I did myself the honor of laying before them your several public Letters, which to the date of the 25th ultimo have come to hand together with other public dispatches. The assembly are about entering into business. The impost recommended by Congress seems to be generally agreed to. The great Committee for the public dispatches have resolved to make a Cession of some part of the Western Country to Congress on certain conditions; but they have not yet reported. The Governor is not yet elected for the current year: the election is to be on Monday next. Yesterday you were elected Delegates for this year and enclosed you have your appointments which I hope may reach you in time to continue your Delegation from the 13th of May next for one year. Before the Session rises Delegates will be appointed to attend Congress on November next to begin and continue the Federal year as is recommended. I have nothing further material to acquaint you with at present, but, your communications have given general satisfaction especially those which explain the sense of the Commissioners on the 5th and 6th Articles of the Treaty. The Assembly are cautioned as to extracts of Letters you mention. I shall grant Colonel Blount warrants for your Salary in paper money, which he will negotiate for you. Should I be continued in the Government, I shall with pleasure give you further information of the transactions of the Assembly. In the mean while,

I am &c.,
ALEX. MARTIN.