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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Henry White to Peter Van Brugh Livingston
White, Henry
July 08, 1775
Volume 10, Page 75

Saturday, July 8th, 1775.


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.

I am, Sir, &c,
To Peter V. B. Livingston, Esquire.