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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, Pages 778-779

[From Executive Letter Book.]


I send you herewith the account of the Marquis of Bretigny, late Agent of this State in Martinico, with his Address to the Governor of the French Windward Islands, and to the Minister of Marine in

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France, touching his agency; with other papers relative thereto. The great attachment this Gentleman of France has discovered for the liberties of America, and his zeal to serve this State in particular, in the hour of danger, justly entitles him to particular attention from the Legislature; that his accounts be adjusted, and he reimbursed the sums of money due him, that his credit be supported, which he has pledged for the State; now likely to suffer without your interposition. The goods imported by him were delivered to the Agent of the North Carolina Line, who distributed the same to the Officers in Congress under General Greene, then in great distress.

I am, &c.,

April 22d, 1783.