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Letter from François, Marquis de Barbé-Marbois to Alexander Martin
Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837
December 24, 1784
Volume 17, Page 117

M. DE MARBOIS TO HIS EXCELLENCY ALEXANDER MARTIN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, December 24, 1784.

Sir:

I have been ordered several times by the King's ministers to urge the payment of the sums due to the Island of Martinico by the State of North Carolina. I have received from your Delegates in Congress intimations that such payments would have taken place in the course of last Summer; the Chevalier de la Luzerne having transmitted the same information to the minister at his arrival in France, the administrators of the Colony are in expectation that no further difficulty will stop the settling the accounts of the Officers employed under their orders. It is essential I may be enabled to transmit to them as Soon as possible a final determination, I wish your Excellency may be so kind as to let me know it, whatever it may be.

I am with respect &c.,
DE MARBOIS.