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Letter from Samuel Johnston to Richard Bennehan
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
September 28, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 821-822

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Samuel Johnston to Richard Bennehan.

Halifax, 28th Sept, 1776.

Dear Sir,

I sometime ago received your Letter by Doctor Bourke inclosing a Receipt for making Whiskie for which I am very thankfull.

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If you should send any Butter down the Country this fall I would be glad of 400 lbs. of the best quality, if it could be contrived either to Halifax or Edenton, if to Halifax to the care of Mr Henry Martin, if to Edenton to the care of Messrs Hewes & Smith.

Be so good as to present my most respectful Compliments to our friend Mr Johnston, tell him that the answer I have had to my Letters respecting our Linen Manufactory from Mr Hewes are not favourable to our Scheme. Mr Hewes informs me that from the best information he has been able to collect, these Manufactures are carried on to greater advantage, with respect both to the publick and individuals in private Familys than by Companies on an extensive Plan, he does not give me his reasons, but says the reasons given him were convincing and conclusive to his Judgment.

I am Dear Sir
Your Most Obedient Servant

P. S. I would be glad of a Line from you respecting the Butter. I would take 100 lbs. Cheese.