Three gentlemen of the Provincial Congress called upon me with an intercepted letter from Governor Martin of North Carolina dated the 13th June, to send him a royal standard from hence. They desired to know if I had complied with his request, and whether I could inform them respecting the measures he was now pursuing; in answer to which I have to observe, that he some time ago wrote to me to send him such a standard, which I declined to do, lest it might be disagreeable to the people of this place, and wrote him to that purpose; which letter I apprehend miscarried, or he must have received it before the thirteenth of last month. With regard to the steps he has now taken in his Government, I am utterly unacquainted with; he has not communicated to me any particulars. Governor Martin is a gentleman I am intimately acquainted with, and have transacted business for him ever since he has been at North Carolina; which accounts for his applying to me for the above standard.
I imagine it will be believed I did not solicit the commission.