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Memorandum from Samuel Cornell to Josiah Martin concerning an act of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning courts
Cornell, Samuel, 1730-1781
March 25, 1774
Volume 09, Page 979

New Bern March 25th 1774.

To His Excellency, Josiah Martin, Esquire, Captain General, Governor, &ca,


Your Excellency has required that I should assign the reasons which induced me to recommend to you to ratify the Act for establishing Superior Courts. passed this Session through both Houses of Assembly.

The distressful situation &c. [The same as in previous enclosures down to “Instructions that I have seen.”]

I cannot conclude without testifying my loyalty to my gracious Sovereign & professing my regard for his Government, in support of which I have ever manifested the utmost zeal. My life I have cheerfully exposed in the service of my King, & in suport of His Government I have risqued as much of my Property as any Subject in this Country. It was unsollicited that your Excellency's worthy Predecessor recomended me to the seat I have now the Honor to fill in His Majesty's Council, and it is only by the uprightness of my heart, the Purity of my intentions & the constant uniform exertion of my best endeavors to support the Honor and dignity of Government, that I wish to recommend myself to the favour of my King.

I have the honor to be &c.,