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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Hugh Williamson to Samuel Johnston
Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819
May 30, 1788
Volume 21, Page 476

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

New York, 30th May, 1788.

Dear Sir:

On the day before yesterday Mr. Swann arrived here by water from Norfolk. Yesterday he took his Seat in Congress which for the first time since October last gave the State a Vote. Mr. Swann inoculated yesterday morning, but expects that he will be seldom prevented from doing duty.

To-day Congress has received a very serious Complaint from the Minister of France concerning the conduct of the Majestracy in one of the States protecting a French Pirate, another mournful proof that unless we have a Foederal Government we shall not long escape from the depredations of some Foreign Nation.

I was favoured by your Excellency’s Letter by Mr. Swann, but beg you to note that this is neither the third or fourth I have had the honor of writing or with which I may have troubled you already.

I am, &c., &c.,