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Letter from Samuel Johnston to the North Carolina General Assembly
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
December 14, 1787
Volume 20, Page 790

SAML. JOHNSTON TO THE HONBL. ALEX. MARTIN AND JNO. SITGREAVES, ESQUIRES, SPEAKERS OF THE ASSEMBLY.

Hays, 14th Dec., 1787.

Gentlemen:

I have this evening the Honor of receiving your Letter informing me that the Assembly had done me the honor of electing me to the Important Office of Chief Majistrate of this State. Be pleased to signify to the Assembly the high sense I have of the very great and unexpected Honor they have conferred on me and that I am ready on this, as every other occasion, to comply with their wishes and to execute their commands, as far as my poor abilities can in any manner be useful to the public Service.

I will do myself the Honor to wait on the Assembly some day early in next week.

Be pleased to accept my thanks for the polite manner in which you are pleased to signify to me the Commands of the Assembly.

I have the honor to be, Gentlemen,
Your most obedient Servant,
SAML. JOHNSTON.