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Instructions to Joseph Martin concerning Native American prisoners
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
March 14, 1789
Volume 21, Page 536

GOV. JOHNSTON TO JOSEPH MARTIN, BRIGADIER-GENERAL IN THE DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON, OR IN HIS ABSENCE TO THE NEXT HIGHEST OFFICER IN COMMAND UNDER HIM:
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Sir:

You are hereby required to collect all the Indian Captives within the District of Washington aforesaid, and send them forward under a sufficient Escort to such place, as the Commissioners for treating with the Indians may direct, so that they may be ready to be exchanged at the time stipulated.

Given under my hand and Seal at Arms at Edenton this 14th day of March, 1789.

SAM. JOHNSTON.