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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Robert Morris to Alexander Martin
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
March 07, 1783
Volume 16, Pages 744-745

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Office of Finance, 7th March, 1783.


In pursuance of an Act of Congress of the 20th of February, 1782, which has already been transmitted to your Excellency from this office, I now do myself the honor to nominate Thomas Montgomery, Esquire, for Commissioner to settle the accounts between the State of North Carolina and the United States, and to liquidate and settle in Specie value all Certificates given by public Officers to individuals against the United States according to the form and effect of that Act.

This Gentleman is a Citizen of the Delaware State and recommended to me as a man of sense, integrity, industry and knowledge of business and accounts. I hope he may prove acceptable and so conduct the business as to deserve the approbation of all good men. Your Excellency will pardon me for mentioning that in no instance the Citizen of any State will be nominated for the State to which

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he belongs. The evident propriety of this Rule may render the information unnecessary but I think it best to give it that no misconception might take place.

I have the honor to be, Sir,
His Excellency the Governor
of North Carolina.