Letter from Charles Johnson to Samuel Johnston
Johnson, Charles, d. 1802
Volume 21, Pages 540-541
CHARLES THOMSON TO GOV. JOHNSTON.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Strawberry Hill, 24th March, 1789.
I take the Liberty to request your Excellency to Accept the resignation of my Commission of Captain of the Chowan Troop of
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Horse. Being unable to discharge the duty, it would be improper to retain the appointment.
I beg your Excellency to excuse this trouble, which I would not have given you on a matter of so little importance, but that it appeared to me necessary that you should be informed of my resignation, that a Commission may issue to the Officer who succeeds me.
I have the Honor, &c.,
Additional Notes for Electronic Version:
The author of this letter was Charles Johnson, a member of the North Carolina General Assembly, not Charles Thompson, the secretary for the Continental Congress.