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Circular letter from Alexander Martin to the members of the North Carolina Council of State
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
April 07, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 435-436

THE GOVERNOR TO THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

(Circular.)


Danbury, April 7th, 1785.

Sir:

As the Inhabitants of Washington, Sullivan & Greene have lately declared themselves independent of the State of North Carolina, and

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have refused, and do refuse to pay obedience to the jurisdiction & Sovereignty of the same over them; I request your attendance at Hillsborough the 22nd of this instant April, then and there in your wisdom to deliberate on, & advise the measures necessary to be taken on this occasion.

I am Sir, &c.,
ALEX. MARTIN.