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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Alexander Martin to the North Carolina General Assembly
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
April 22, 1783
Volume 16, Page 778

[From Executive Letter Book.]

I beg leave to draw your attention to an address presented in behalf of the State of the Honorable Messrs. Williamson & Blount, our Delegates in Congress, to the Minister of France, congratulatory on the birth of a Dauphin. As the delegates, without your instructions, which they could not obtain, thought it their duty for the Honor of the State, to present their congratulations on so great an event, and as the same has met with a very favorable Reception from the Court of France, permit me to suggest it may not be very improper for the said address to receive the sanction of the Legislature, and some return made for the affection his Most Christian Majesty has been pleased to assure the Inhabitants of North Carolina; and the particular interest he is pleased further to promise he will constantly take in their prosperity.

I am, &c.,

April 22nd, 1783.