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Letter from Samuel Johnston to James Porterfield
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
August 05, 1788
Volume 21, Page 489

GOV. SAML. JOHNSTON TO JAS. PORTERFIELD, ESQR.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Hillsborough, 5th August, 1788.

Sir:

I have laid your information respecting the high price of Tobacco at Fayetteville before the Council of State, who approve of your proposal to decline making any further purchases for the present. You will, therefore, discontinue the purchase of Tobacco at that place till the New Crop comes in.

I am, &c., &c.,
SAML. JOHNSTON.