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Letter from Richard Dobbs Spaight to Samuel Johnston
Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802
February 20, 1789
Volume 21, Page 529

RICH’D DOBBS SPAIGHT TO GOV. JOHNSTON.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, 20 February, 1789.

Sir:

It was my intention to have sent your Excellency in November last a resignation of my Commission of Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the Regiment of Artillery, by one of the Members of this County, but being at that time much indisposed, I had not an opportunity of seeing either of them before they set out for the Assembly, & since that time I have been prevented by Sickness.

I have now to request your Excellency to accept of this as my resignation of that appointment. I have not enclosed my Commission as it would only occasion an unnecessary expence of postage, and I know of no other opportunity of writing to you.

I have the Honor, &c.,
RICHARD DOBBS SPAIGHT.