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Letter from Ethelred Phillips to Samuel Johnston
Phillips, Ethelred
January 03, 1789
Volume 21, Pages 515-516

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Tarborough, Jan. 3rd, 1789.


I have nearly compleated my purchase of Tobacco for the Publick

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at Tarborough warehouse and expect to send you a Manifest of the same in a short time, tho’ cannot at this time on account of some few Hogsheads that I have engaged for, not being delivered yet, owing to the bad weather we have lately had. The whole of the new Crop has been at 45s. About forty Hogsheads have been carried to Washington and Stored, and I wish to know if I must have it all carried to Washington and stored as soon as it can be conveniently done, or let it continue in the warehouse at Tarborough until further Orders.

I am, &c.,