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Letter from William Green to Samuel Johnston
Green, William
May 24, 1789
Volume 21, Pages 551-552

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Franklin, 24th May, 1789.


Your favour of the 26th April from Halifax was handed me a few days since, requesting information respecting a review of the Officers & Soldiers’ Claims of this State, with the United States. I can only inform your Excellency that the requisition for laying before us the pay rolls mentioned by the Genl. Assembly, either by neglect or Intention, I know not which hath never yet been complied with.

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I have always been myself ready when those papers could be had to proceed, to business & should be glad we could proceed as many poor & honest Citizens are sufferers, while the rascally part of our State are benefited by the delay.

I have the honor, &c.,