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Letter from Josiah Martin to Samuel Johnston
Martin, Josiah, 1737-1786
October 04, 1772
Volume 09, Pages 342-343

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Governor Martin to Samuel Johnston Esq

Halifax October 4th 1772.


I have heard with much concern of your indisposition; and hope this will find your moving far advanced, & that the approach of Winter will soon establish & confirm your health.

In case of a vacancy at the Council Board I wish to know whether you will permit me to name you to the King, if it be agreeable to you, I shall be much flattered by an opportunity of making so honorable an acquisition to the Council of this Province.

The Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs have done me the favour to write that they will send a Deputation to Mr Brown or any other person whom I shall recommend for the Comptrollership of Currituck, the Salary of which office I find to be no more than £30 strl per Ann, if therefore Sir it is in your wishes that Mr Brown be confirmed in that Office; or if you can preferably recommend any other Gentleman, & man of Character for it, I beg the favour of you to engage him to execute the enclosed bond, which the

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Commissioners have sent to me & that you will convey it to me at Newbern that I may transmit it to them.

The Commissrs inform me that they have given orders to the Officers of Currituck to confine themselves to their proper District.

I am with great esteem &c

The Bond I believe is to be for £500 and there must be two Securities named on it.