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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Winder to Samuel Johnston
Winder, William
February 19, 1788
Volume 21, Page 450

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kinston, February 19th, 1788.


I had the honor to write your Excellency from Halifax that I should be at this place on the 15th instant ready to receive and adjust the accounts of this State against the Union pursuant to an Ordinance of Congress of the 7th May, 1787. I arrived here on the appointed day, but the Comptroller being from home, did not see him until yesterday, when he informed me the vouchers were all packed up in order to be removed to Hillsborough, and that it would not be in his power to remove and arrange them so as to commence an exhibition of said Claims until the beginning of April.

As I had wrote your Excellency so early as the 31st of December last, and again in January, of my intention to commence this business, this delay was unexpected; and as it is attended with a considerable expence to the United States, hope it will if practicable be shortened.

I beg leave to request that your Excellency will be pleased to favor me with an acknowledgment of the receipt of my letter notifying my readiness to proceed in the business of my appointment.

I have the honor to be,
With the greatest respect,
Your most Obedient Servt.,