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Letter from Diego Gardoqui y Arriquibar to Samuel Johnston
Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego, 1735-1798
April 18, 1788
Volume 21, Pages 464-465

JAMES GARDOQUI, SPANISH MINISTER, TO GOV. JOHNSTON.
(From Executive Letter Book.)

New York, 18th April, 1788.

Sir:

The Honorable Mr. J. White having communicated to me a letter from your Excellency with enclosures from the Frontiers of North Carolina wherein the Cruelty of the Savages is complained of &

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that it is feared lest this may have happened partly thro’ the investigations of the subject of Spain.

Your Excellency may give full assurances to the contrary that the Spanish Government entertain such sentiments of good will and Amity to the United States, that it would rather sedulously prevent than encourage any outrages upon their Citizens.

But at the request of Mr. White I shall with pleasure inculcate a particular attention to those friendly Sentiments & I shall think myself happy whenever they answer the Wishes of your State.

I have the Honor, &c., &c.,
JAMES GARDOQUI.