Letter from William Winder to Samuel Johnston
Volume 21, Pages 438-439
WM. WINDER TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Richmond, January 16th, 1788.
I did myself the honor of writing to your Excellency on the 31st
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Ultimo informing you that pursuant to the Ordinance of Congress of the 7th of May, 1787, I was appointed to state the accounts of Virginia and North Carolina against the United States, and requesting that you would be pleased to inform me where it would be most convenient to exhibit the accounts of your State for that purpose, but have not had the pleasure of receiving an answer.
As the ordinance will not admit of delay in this business I propose proceeding on to North Carolina the latter end of this Month and beg leave to solicit your Excellency to give such directions with respect to the accounts as will prevent any delay after my arrival.
With the most perfect respect, I am,
Your Excellency’s most Obedient & humble Servant,