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Letter from François, Marquis de Barbé-Marbois to Richard Dobbs Spaight
Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837
May 18, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 450-451

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New York,
May 18th, 1785.


Permit me to remind you that as early as the month of March, 1785, measures were taken by your State for the payment of Arms and Ammunition furnished to them by the Colony of Martinico and the Governor in his Letter dated 30th November last was pleased to inform me that he had taken measures for the said payment by appointing

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Messrs. J. G. & Thomas Blount to remit to Philadelphia 3000 Dollars payable to me as soon as produce could be collected to that purpose. I transmitted the intelligence to the Administrators of our Colonies, and they have expressed their anxiety that this Business might soon be settled as the delay has stopped the settlement of other accounts of great importance. Therefore, Sir, I must entreat you to procure a speedy accomplishment of the intentions of your Government on that point. I shall be much obliged to you for every information you'll be so kind as to transmit to me on account of this new application.

With great respect I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your very humble obedient Servant,