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Letter from the North Carolina General Assembly to Alexander Martin
North Carolina. General Assembly
April 26, 1784
Volume 17, Page 51

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HON. RICHARD CASWELL & THOS. BENBURY TO GOV. MARTIN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

In General Assembly, 26 April, 1784.

To His Excellency Alexander Martin, Esquire, Governor, Captain General, and Commander in Chief of the State of North Carolina.

Sir:

The papers which accompanied your Excellency's address contain information of such moment, that without descending to matters of less magnitude, we should make a much longer Session than the present advanced season of the year will admit, were we to give them that degree of deliberation which their importance requires.

The internal regulations that the definitive Treaty makes indispensably necessary, the re-establishment of Commerce, and the support of the federal Union, will be the first objects of our deliberations; other matters recommended by your Excellency will during the course of the session be properly attended to.

You will be pleased, Sir, to receive our acknowledgments for the several matters contained in your address and in particular for the warmth with which you have been pleased to recommend adoption of such measures as may tend to remove all commercial jealousies between the United States and Great Britain & which shall be consistent with those principles of reciprocity on which the treaty is founded.

RICHARD CASWELL, S. S.
THOS. BENBURY, S. C.