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Letter from John Hawks to Samuel Johnston
Hawks, John, 1731-1790
January 04, 1789
Volume 21, Page 516

JOHN HAWKS TO GOV. JOHNSTON.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, 4th Jan. 1789.

Sir:

I am informed at the Assembly held at Tarborough I was appointed a Judge of the Court Mercantile and Maritime, for the District of Newbern, to which appointment I never applied for a Commission, never thinking myself qualified for the undertaking. Mr. Ellis, who intends making application to your Excellency for a Commission to hold that Office, thinks it necessary I should forward a resignation, which occasions the trouble I now give you. Your Excellency will be pleased to accept this as such.

I am, &c.,
JOHN HAWKS.