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Title
Letter to Alexander Martin
Names
Martin, Alexander (Recipient)
Walker, John (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection, [legacy collection]

Series XVII. The First Federal Administration

Dates / Origin
Place: Wilmington, N.C.
Date Created: 1781-01-26
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: EM9592-9822
Physical Description
A. L. S. 4 pp. 4o
Description
Reports the arrival of a flag of truce from Charles Town, with James Walker, Molatt, Ivison, and John Smith, formerly of this town, on board, likewise some others who were taken at Hilsbro and are exchanged; the above named men are now under guard; their wish is to throw themselves on the mercy of the country; being the only magistrate here he desires Martin's advice as to keeping them or sending them back; they fled to the British in the time of trouble and have saved their property, while helping to destroy his; this day was the one appointed for the departure of the wives and children of all such people from this district; it is a disagreeable piece of work; a certain widow Du Boise, who is the foundation of every piece of Scotch treachery here, does not come under the order, but ought to be deported; Maj. [Sir James Henry] Craig himself set an example for this by sending away a Mrs. Ward, who had a son with the American forces; asks to be appointed Naval Officer of this port; he has acted for some years and Mr. Ash is now willing to resign the place.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278832
Calendar number: EM. 9678
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 78179d50-0028-0130-ca92-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1781: Place
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Alexander Martin