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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
October 26, 1784
Volume 17, Pages 554-555

Oct. 26th, 1785.

To the Honorable the General Assembly.


The particular attention you have been pleased to pay to the communications in my address give me singular pleasure, and merit my warmest acknowledgements, for which I return you my hearty thanks. I make no doubt that your deliberations will be employed on the several subjects therein, as well as other interesting objects before you, in such manner as cannot fail to meet the approbations of your Country. To be informed by the Legislature, that my administration hath given them satisfaction, is very acceptable to me; but the honorable manner in which they announce this mark of their approbation, excites in my mind a sense of the most lively gratitude. Be assured, that when the Constitution shall place me among my fellow citizens, my ardent wishes for the prosperity of

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the State, shall not be abated, but my utmost powers, through every walk of life, shall be exercised to render Service to my Country.