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Letter from Samuel Johnston to Francis Child
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
March 14, 1789
Volume 21, Page 537

GOV. JOHNSTON TO FRANCIS CHILD.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 14th March, 1789.

Sir:

I have this day laid your Letter before the Council of State, who approve of your continuing the Clerks employed in your office till all the Accounts and Vouchers are Registered and advised that you deliver to Col. Thomas all the accounts and Vouchers which shall be duly registered at the time he is ready to leave this State to go on his Journey to New York, taking his receipt for whatever you deliver to him. I hope that by this time you have nearly gone thro’ all these papers. If you have not that you will expedite the Business with as much dispatch as the nature of it will admit of, that the State may as soon as possible be relieved from so heavy an Expence.

I am, &c.,
SAM. JOHNSTON.