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Letter from Benjamin Guerard to Alexander Martin
Guerard, Benjamin, ca. 1733-1788
April 23, 1784
Volume 17, Pages 43-44

[From Executive Letter Book].

Government House, Charleston, So. Ca., Apr. 23d, 1784.


With the greatest pleasure I enclose you the requested Copies of two of the Acts passed by our Legislature in their last Sessions highly essential in their respective intents to our national importance, viz,

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“An Act to authorise the United States in Congress Assembled to regulate trade from the British West Indies,” and “An Act for investing the United States in Congress assembled, with a power to levy, for the use of the United States, certain duties upon goods imported into this State from any foreign Port, island or plantation.”

I perfectly coincide in sentiments with you, therefore, & especially upon your promise of a reciprocal communication, you may depend that I shall most chearfully convey you any intelligence on that subject that shall arrive from Europe, which I may imagine you had not received.

I have the honor to be, &c.,