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Letter from Josiah Martin to Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire
Martin, Josiah, 1737-1786
May 07, 1771
Volume 09, Page 2

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[B. P. R. O. America & W. Indies. Vol. 218.]
Letter from Governor Martin to Earl Hillsborough

New York May 7th, 1771.

My Lord,

I have the honour to inform your Lordship, that I received, on the 1st instant, through the hands of my Lord Dunmore, my Commission and Instructions, and that I shall with the utmost diligence repair to No Carolina the first moment I am able to move: my own wishes; the present apparent state of affairs in that Province; and every other circumstance conspiring to urgemy departure. At this time I am closely confined by a severe indisposition with which I have been afflicted almost ever since I had the honour to acknowledge your Lordship's notification of my appointment, but my Physicians now, give me reason to expect, I shall be very soon in a condition to proceed on my voyage. I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect,

My Lord, &c.