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Circular letter from Samuel Johnston to the North Carolina delegates to the Continental Congress
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
December 29, 1787
Volume 20, Page 791

GOV. JOHNSTON TO THE HONORABLE THE DELEGATES OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Hays, 29th December, 1787.

Sir:

I have just received a Letter from the Secretary of Congress informing me that a sufficient number of States had not yet assembled to proceed to business, and that the State of North Carolina is one of those which remain unrepresented; at the same time stating a number of circumstances, shewing that the Honor and Interest of the United States required that Congress should be assembled as speedily as possible, and requesting that the Delegates from this State should come forward as soon as they can make it convenient.

I therefore hope and request that such of the Delegates as the Gentlemen appointed for the present year may have agreed on first to serve in Congress, may proceed with as little delay as possible to take their Seats in order that the delay of business may not be longer chargeable to this State.

I am with great Respect, Sir,
Your most obedient Servt.,
SAM. JOHNSTON.