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Letter from Samuel Johnston to James Iredell
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
May 02, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 1037-1038

Letter from Samuel Johnston to James Iredell.

Halifax, 2nd May, 1776.

Dear Sir:—Affairs have taken a turn within a few days past. All ideas of forming a permanent Constitution are, at this time laid, aside. It is now proposed for the present, to establish a Council to sit constantly, and county committees to sit at certain fixed periods, but nothing is concluded. We find it necessary to emit a very large sum of paper money at the present emergency; a circumstance which gives me more concern than anything else, and yet it seems unavoidable. You can easily see the evils attending this measure. I am pretty well this morning, and have leave to be absent from the

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service of the house in order to prepare my public accounts for settlement. Allen Jones is Vice President.