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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Act of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning the sale of tobacco to pay debts to the United States [Extract]
North Carolina. General Assembly
January 06, 1787
Volume 20, Page 621

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Caroline, and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same, that the Delegates from this State in Congress be and they are Authorized to sell and dispose of the said Tobacco purchased by the State under the said Act, for the highest Price that can be had for the same, and the proceeds of such Sales shall be subject to the Orders of the Board of Treasury of the United States and shall be carried to the credit of this State in Acct. with the United States in discharge of so much of the Interest of the foreign Debt due by the United States for which this State is or may be liable, and on such sale being made as aforesaid they shall without delay advise the Governor thereof who shall be and is hereby directed & authorized to give the necessary orders to the several Commissioners to have the said Tobacco, respectively by them purchased, carefully rec’d and put into good order and readiness to be delievered at the usual place of landing at or near Edenton, Washington, or Wilmington, to such person or persons to whom the same may be sold as aforesaid.