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Letter from Robert Bignall to Alexander Martin
Bignall, Robert, ca. 1730-1787
October 31, 1781
Volume 22, Pages 605-606


Tarborough, 31 Oct., 1781.

The Honorable Alexander Martin, Esq., Speaker of Senate, Governor, &c., &c., Present at Nutbush.


I have this moment received your favour of the 28th, inclosing an Order on Mr. Absalom Tatum for sixty Thousand Pounds weight of Tobacco, and have now wrote him to have the Tobacco at this Place as soon as possible. I have also wrote Col. R. Burton for his assistance to get the Tobacco down to Washington. I am much afraid I sha’n’t be able to deliver the Tobacco in Time agreeable to contract. Boats cannot be had on this River without impressment. I will write you fully by the next Opportunity. At this Time am

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much hurried and have but just Time to assure you that I am, with due regard,

Your honor’s most obedient and very humble Servant,