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Letter from George Hooper to Samuel Johnston
Hooper, George, ca. 1744-1821
February 27, 1789
Volume 21, Page 533

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Wilmington, 27th Feb’y, 1789.


I had the Honor to receive your Excellency’s answer to my letter to you on the subject of the Publick Tobacco & should have done myself the pleasure to make my acknowledgments for the very polite manner in which you notice my application much sooner if circumstances had not put it out of my power.

The difficulty of Negotiating a piece of Business of the importance of the purchase I proposed at the distance of this place from Edenton; the Exception which upon enquiry I find the Tobacco is liable to in point of Quality for the market I intended to send it to, added to some discouraging accounts of the price of Tobacco in Europe I have lately received altogether determined me to drop the prosecution of my proposal of purchasing the Publick Tobacco.

I must request your Excellency to excuse the trouble I have given you in the business & that you will believe me, &c.