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Governour Martin to Henry White



Cape Fear, North-Carolina, June 13, 1775.

MY DEAR SIR: I take the liberty to enclose herewith a letter to Mrs˙ Martin, whose safe arrival I am most anxious to learn, the winds having been easterly almost ever since her departure.

I shall be extremely obliged to you if you can contrive to send me, with the royal standard I mentioned to you some time ago, or without it if that is not to be had, a good tent and markee, of the size of the Colonel' s tent in the Army, with a tent-bed to fit the boot of it, and furniture, viz: mattress, bolster, and pillows; to be sent by any vessel bound to Cape Fear River, or in default thereof to Neubern, directed to the care of Mr˙ Cornell.

I should rejoice to see a prospect of a happy termination of the present deplorable times, that more or less threatens the happiness of every man throughout the British Dominions.

My compliments and warmest good wishes attend you and Mrs˙ White and all your family; and I am, dear Sir, ever yours,


The Honourable Henry White., Esq˙, New-York.

P˙ S˙ I forbear to give you your due additions on the outside of my letter, to obviate prying curiosity.