Letter from Hugh Williamson to Samuel Johnston
Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819
Volume 21, Pages 474-475
GOV. JOHNSTON TO HON. HUGH WILLIAMSON.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
New York, 26th May, 1788.
You recollect that the General Assembly of our State during their last Session passed a Law repealing all such other Laws as were inconsistent
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with the Treaty of Peace. The Secretary of Congress informs me that no such Act has been forwarded to Congress & it is much desired; will you be so good as to send me by post a Printed Copy or an Attested Manuscript as you may think best. The General Assembly also near the end of the Session, entrusted the Members in Congress to move certain propositions respecting the Navigation of the Mississippi. I shall be obliged to your Excellency for a Copy of that Vote & the Resolutions. It may happen that Mr. White may have received one and the other of the papers above referred to, but he has not communicated them and is gone, hardly to be expected here for some months. The Virginia Delegation are also instructed respecting the Mississippi, but they are disposed not to bring forward that Business before we are ready to support them.
I have the Honor, &c., &c.,