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Letter from Lewis Busson to Alexander Martin
Busson, Lewis
November 25, 1781
Volume 22, Page 600

LEWIS BUSSON TO GOV. ALEX. MARTIN.

New Bern, 25th Nov., 1781.

Sir:

The Marquis of Britigney wrote to his Excellency Governor Burke in order that I might be made Captain of this State’s Navy. I hope that if it is in your Power (as I don’t doubt) you will send me by the return of the Bearer hereof a Commission, which I’ll take as a great Favor and hope my Conduct shall Deserve that Post. I will do my utmost endeavor to make the Flagg of this State spotless, as much as it will lay in my Power.

I have the Honor to be with great Respect,
Your most obedient servant,
LEWIS BUSSON.