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Letter from Samuel Johnston to John Swann and Hugh Williamson
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
August 15, 1788
Volume 21, Page 491

GOV. JOHNSTON TO THE DELEGATES IN CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 15 August, 1788.

Gentlemen:

Inclosed you will receive a Resolve of the Convention of this State offering Amendments to the Constitution proposed for the Government of the United States, by which you will perceive that they did not think it expedient to adopt it before the proposed Amendments were considered by a Convention of the States, and such of them as were approved of ingrafted into the Constitution.

The Convention have fixed the Seat of Government at such place as the Assembly may appoint, within ten miles of the Plantation whereon Isaac Hunter at present resides, in Wake County.

I have the honor, &c.,
SAM. JOHNSTON.