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Letter from Samuel Johnston to George Hooper
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
January 27, 1789
Volume 21, Page 520

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, Jan’y 27th, 1789.


Your Letter of the 14th came to my hand only yesterday evening. I have not yet received a return of the Quantity of Tobacco purchased for the State at Fayetteville; as soon as I can procure that Return and obtain information of the current price of Tobacco at the different Ports, I will take the advice of the Council of State with respect to fixing a price on it. I should prefer a credit with the Board of Treasury at New York to any other security. If you will mention the highest price you mean to give and the Nature of the security you propose to offer, for the punctual acceptance and payment of the Bills, I will be careful to lay your proposals before the Council as soon as they can be convened and shall be very happy if they are such as may meet their approbation and concurrence.

I am, &c.,