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Letter from Samuel Johnston to Cyrus Griffin
Johnston, Jonas, 1740-1779
March 19, 1788
Volume 21, Page 457

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GOV. SAML. JOHNSTON TO HIS EXCELLENCY CYRUS GRIFFIN, ESQ., PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, March 19th, 1788.

Sir:

I have not before this day had the honour of receiving from the Secretary of Congress his Letter of the 23rd of January informing me that you were elected to the important Office of President of Congress.

Be pleased to accept my sincere Congratulations on this occasion, & I beg you will believe me with every Sentiment of Consideration & Respect, Sir,

Your Excellency’s Most Obedient humble Servant,
SAML. JOHNSTON.