Newly Digitized Alexander Martin Correspondence

Newly digitized correspondence from North Carolina’s fourth governor, Alexander Martin, is now available via the North Carolina Digital Collections. Originally a merchant and lawyer, Martin experienced a brief military career and was eventually elected as governor in 1782. The collected letters were written by such dignitaries as Nathanael Greene, Hugh Williamson and Robert Bignall from 1781 to 1785. In a time period that stretched from the end of the Revolutionary War and through its aftermath, the correspondence covers topics from trading tobacco for muskets, the death of Richard Caswell’s son, William, and pleadings for war reparations. For more information about Alexander Martin, check out this finding aid and NCpedia article.  More digitized Governors’ papers can be found here.

The NCpedia biographies of notable North Carolinians found in the papers of Governor Alexander Martin are listed below:

Amis, Thomas: http://ncpedia.org/biography/amis-thomas
Bignall, Robert: http://ncpedia.org/biography/bignall-robert
Caswell, Richard: http://ncpedia.org/biography/caswell-richard-0
Hunter, Thomas: http://ncpedia.org/biography/hunter-thomas
Lillington, Alexander: http://ncpedia.org/biography/lillington-john-alexander
Sevier, John: http://ncpedia.org/biography/sevier-john
Williams, John: http://ncpedia.org/biography/williams-john
Williamson, Hugh: http://ncpedia.org/biography/williamson-hugh

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