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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Samuel Johnston to Hugh Williamson
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
February 19, 1789
Volume 21, Page 526

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 19th Feb., 1789.


I am very glad that you agree to accept the appointment of the last Assembly to Superintend the passing of our Account with the United States and that you have so proper a sense of the importance of that service and the high confidence which the State entertains of your abilities to serve them on this occasion.

All the Accounts and Vouchers which could be examined and Registered within the time prescribed by Congress, were delivered to Mr. Winder to bring forward; what remains will be brought forward by Col. Thomas as soon as they can be prepared and a proper note taken of them by the Comptroller who is now employed in that business, assisted by four or five Clerks.

Before this reaches you, you will probably no longer have a seat in Congress. I shall notwithstanding hope that you will still consider yourself a Confidential Servant of the State, and that you will occasionally communicate to me every matter of a Public Nature in which you may consider this State to be interested, which may come to your knowledge.

I have, &c.,