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Letter from Governour Martin to Henry White


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

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

"I shall be extremely obliged to you if you can 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 a Colonel' s tent in the Army, with a tent-bed to fit the boot of it; and further, viz˙ mattress, bolsters, 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 deplorable times, that more or less threaten 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, Esquire.

"I forbear to give you your due additions on the outside of my letter to obviate prying curiosity."