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Letter from Samuel Osgood, Walter Livingston, and Arthur Lee to Samuel Johnston
Osgood, Samuel, 1748-1813; Livingston, Walter, 1740-1797; Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792
April 18, 1789
Volume 21, Pages 547-548

S. OSGOOD, W. LIVINGSTON AND A. LEE TO GOVERNOR JOHNSTON.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Board of Treasury, 18 April, 1789.

Sir:

We have received a few days since a Letter from Mr. Skinner, Commissioner of the Loan Office in your State, on the Subject of his Salary. In this Letter we are referred to one, from your Excellency, on the subject of the Public Tobacco; which has not come to hand as Mr. Skinner has intimated to us your disposition to make a payment to him on account of his Salary, provided the State can have Credit for the amount so paid. We beg leave to inform your Excellency that, if you can make such arrangements as to pay Mr. Skinner the Sum of three Thousand four hundred Dollars, transmitting to the Treasury his Duplicate Receipts, for the Money paid to him, the State shall have Credit for the Amount in the Books of the Treasury, on Account of the General Requisition. The sum we have mentioned will nearly pay Mr. Skinner’s Salary to the 30th of March last, and if it should not be practicable to pay the whole of it, it will

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give us pleasure to learn that Mr. Skinner has received as great a proportion of it as Possible.

We have the Honor, &c.,
SAMUEL OSGOOD,
WALTER LIVINGSTON.
ARTHUR LEE.