Second Administration Alexander Martin Papers

George Washington’s proclamation regarding the Whiskey Rebellion (GP19, September 15, 1792).

As the digitization of North Carolina’s historical Governors’ papers continues, the second administration of Alexander Martin is now available via the North Carolina Digital Collections. Governor Martin served for two administrations, from 1782 to 1785 and 1790 through 1792. Among this second batch of papers include letters and proclamations written by contemporary powerhouses George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton. These three terms were less dictated by recovering from the Revolutionary War and more by the formation of a nation, charting a course between Federalist and Anti-Federalist ideals, and helping to ensure Raleigh became the state capital.

For more information about Alexander Martin, check out this finding aid and NCpedia article.

Below is an abridged list of individuals found in the new batch of correspondence. Click on a name for their NCpedia article:

William Blount, John Hamilton, Benjamin Hawkins, Samuel Johnston, Hugh Williamson