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Letter from Alexander Martin to Thomas Mifflin
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
December 04, 1784
Volume 17, Pages 110-111

GOV. MARTIN TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

State of North Carolina,
New Bern, Decr. 4th, 1784.

Sir:

Your Excellency hath enclosed an Act of the Legislature of this State, repealing an Act of last Session ceding to Congress the Western Lands, for the reasons mentioned in the preamble of the said act; which I am requested to forward on to your Excellency with the utmost dispatch. The Delegates will be ready to give the Honorable, the Congress, further information on the subject if necessary.

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I am directed to inform your Excellency that the General Assembly have laid a tax to discharge the interest of the Foreign debt, &c., which is to be collected with the State Taxes and remitted to Congress.

I have the honor to be, &c.,
ALEX. MARTIN.
His Excellency
The President of Congress.