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Letter from William Blount to William Moultrie
Blount, William, 1749-1800
February 07, 1786
Volume 18, Page 524

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HON. WM. BLOUNT TO GOV. MOULTRIE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Charleston, February 7th, 1786.

Sir:

By the enclosed Certificate your Excellency will be informed that Colo. Arnoldus Vanderhorst is bound to pay into your Treasury a duty on sundry dry goods and rum. These dry goods and rum are the property of the State of North Carolina and were Shipped by order of that State from Washington to the address of Col. Vanderhorst with directions to him to forward them to me at or near Fort Rutledge, there to be disposed of to the Cherokee Indians for the use of the State. The Imposition of duties on the property of either of the States being repugnant to the Confederation, I request your Excellency to give the necessary Orders to the Officers of the Customs to discharge Colo. Vanderhorst from his obligation for the duties aforesaid charged on the said Goods and rum.

I have the Honor to be,
Your Excellency's most obt. Humble Servt.,
WM. BLOUNT,
Agent for the State of North Carolina.