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Letter from John Tipton to Alexander Martin
Tipton, John, 1730-1813
May 13, 1785
Volume 22, Page 648

COL. JOHN TIPTON TO GOVERNOR MARTIN.


Washington County, North Carolina, 13th May, 1785.

May it please your Excellency:

I Received your Letter, with the manifesto, &c., by the hands of your messenger, and I think myself in duty bound to obey your Excellency’s Commands in all points required, both from the Zeal I bear the old State and the respect I bear toward your Excellency.

I have sent one of the Duplicates to Coll’l Harden, of Greene County, who still lives there, and the other is now on the way to Coll’l Shelby.

I shall still continue to discountenance the lawless proceedings of my neighbours, and think myself happy in having the Honor to be Your Excellency’s Most obed’t humble Servant,

JOHN TIPTON.

Endorsement:

To His Excellency Alexander Martin, Esqr., Governor of N. Carolina.