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Letter from Richard Dobbs Spaight to Alexander Martin
Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802
August 06, 1784
Volume 17, Pages 92-93


Annapolis, 6th August, 1784.


Since my letter to your Excellency of the 22nd ult., we have received a letter from Doctor Franklin giving us official information of the exchange of ratifications of the definitive Treaty of peace between the United States of America, and his Britannic Majesty; and enclosing a Copy of the same. This event took place on the 12th

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of May last at Passi near Paris. A Copy of his Britannic Majesty's ratification is inserted in the inclosed newspaper.

I informed you in my last that I had enclosed to the Superintendant of finance, a Copy of the Resolutions of the General Assembly, respecting the settlement of accounts and the appointment of a Commissioner; the inclosed is a Copy of his answer to me, and will show you his ideas on that subject. He says the Resolves do not perfectly square with those of Congress.

Your Excellency may have it in your power to recommend some person from the State of Virginia or South Carolina, according to his desire, and give him information of it.

I am Sir, Your Excellency's, &c.,
His Excellency
Alexander Martin, Esqr.