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Circular letter from Samuel Johnston to the Commissioners for purchasing tobacco for the state
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
July 31, 1789
Volume 21, Pages 559-560

GOVERNOR JOHNSTON TO JAMES PORTERFIELD, E. PHILLIPS AND EGBERT HAYWOOD.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 31st July, 1789.

Sir:

Mr. Daniel Carthy, on behalf of Mr. Royal Flint, of the City of New York, having Contracted with me and the Council for the purchase of the Public Tobacco now on hand, we have agreed that it should be again Inspected and weighed, and put in good order for shipping at the Expence of the State. You are therefore to have the Tobacco which you Purchased for the State again inspected, weighed

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and put in good order to be Shipped as soon as Mr. Carthy shall call on you for that purpose. It is my wish that you do everything in your power to expedite this business so that Mr. Carthy may meet with as little delay as possible.

I am, &c.,
SAM. JOHNSTON.