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Letter from Alexander Martin to Robert Morris
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
December 22, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 465-466

[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina, Dec. 22d, 1782.


I have been duly favoured with your Letters of the 12th & 20th of September, enclosed with the Resolutions of Congress of the 4th, 5th, 10th, and 18th of the same Month; also your Letters of the 5th, 17th, 21st, & 23d of October with the resolutions of Congress of the first, 16th, & 18th of the same. I am sorry that I have not had an opportunity of laying them with your Letters preceding that Date before the Legislature of this State before this, who failed to make a Session the first of Last November, the time to which they stand adjourned. I am endeavouring to convene them the first of January next, having hopes of their forming an Assembly at

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that time, when I shall lose no time to communicate to them your Letters and those Resolutions, and shall urge the necessity of complying with the requisitions therein mentioned, as far as in their power, tho’ the subject matter, being so very important & so well explained, carried with it all the conviction necessary for their compliance without any interposition. I am obliged to you for the recommendation not to restrict the driving of Cattle out of the State, which I hinted to Lieutenant Colonel Carrington, the prohibition was never intended but in the last necessity, which has not yet been made. Two Boxes of your Notes are in my possession, of which I acquainted you in June last; but remain untouched, as the Assembly have not met since that time.

I have the honor to be, &c.,