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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Robert Burton to Samuel Johnston
Burton, Robert, 1747-1825
January 28, 1789
Volume 21, Page 527

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Granville, Jan’y 28th, 1789.

Dear Sir:

As those men who have fought and bled for us in the late contest cannot be held in too high esteem, and as Chevalier John Paul Jones is among the foremost who derived their appointment from this State, that deserves to be held in remembrance to the latest Ages, I take the liberty of offering to the State as a present thro’ you, its Chief Majistrate, the Bust of that great man & good Soldier, to perpetuate his memory. If you do me the Honor to accept it you will please inform me by a line.

I am, &c., &c.,