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Letter from John Jay to Samuel Johnston
Jay, John, 1745-1829
May 17, 1788
Volume 21, Page 472

HON. JOHN JAY TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Office of Foreign Affairs,
17 May, 1788.

Sir:

I have the Honor of transmitting to your Excellency herewith enclosed a Copy of an Act of his Most Christian Majesty’s Council of State for the encouragement of the Commerce of France with the United States of America, passed the 20th of December, 1787, together with a Copy of a Letter on the Subject of it from His Majesty’s Comptroller General of Finance to the Honbl. Mr. Jefferson, dated on the same day.

Although these papers have already appeared in the Gazettes, yet not having been until lately communicated officially to Congress, they could not sooner be published by their Authority.

I have the honor to be,
With great Consideration and Respect,
Your Excellency’s most Obedt. & mo. Hble. Servt.,
JOHN JAY.