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Circular letter from Alexander Martin to the members of the North Carolina General Assembly
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
April 25, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 439-440

THE GOVERNOR TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

(Circular.)


Hillsborough,
April 25th, 1785.

Sir:

Whereas, I have received undoubted information of the revolt of the Inhabitants of the Counties of Washington, Sullivan & Greene, who have declared themselves independent of the State of North Carolina under the name of the State of Franklin: As also accounts from his Excellency the President of Congress, transmitted to him

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from our Ministers from abroad respecting the foreign credit of the United States of a serious and alarming nature together with a resolution attending the same, I have thought it proper that these communications should be laid before the Honorable the Legislature as soon as possible, that they in their wisdom may adopt such measures they shall think necessary & expedient—for which purpose I request you will please to attend at New Bern the 1st day of June next. The Treasurer is required in the mean while to retain such monies which are, or shall come into his hands for the use of the members on this occasion.

I am, &c.,
ALEX. MARTIN.