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Letter from Francois Barbe-Marbois, Marquis de Barbe-Marbois to Alexander Martin
Barbados. Council
Volume 17, Page 596


Philadelphia, 15, 1785.


I received a few days ago the Letter with which I have been honored by your Excellency the 10th November last. The contents are perfectly satisfactory, and I hope Mr. Blount will soon enable me to give a full account of the transaction you have entrusted them with to the minister of the navy; and I wish it to be done as soon as their river opens.

I apprehend there has been a small error in stating the accounts of the monies due by your State to the Colony of Martinico. It appears to be 100 dollars less than stated in the journals of the Assembly of your State. The mistake will be easily corrected, and arises from South Carolina State having a similar debt—By above $100.

I am with great respect,
His Excellency Alexander Martin, Esqr.