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Letter from Samuel Johnston to Alexander Drumgool
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
April 26, 1789
Volume 21, Pages 550-551

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Halifax, 26th April, 1789.


I had the pleasure of receiving your Letter of the 4th of this Month at this place. I am very glad to find you have been able to execute the trust reposed in you by the Assembly and that you are safely returned. I doubt not but your conduct in transacting this business will give entire satisfaction to the State, and will meet their approbation as it does mine. It was unfortunate that Mr. McGillivray was absent, but that is a circumstance that could not be foreseen. You will inform the Chiefs of the Cherokees that I have received their Talks and am much pleased with them. You may at

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the same time assure them of the friendly disposition of this Government to their Nation, and that we will do everything in our power to restrain and punish all those who wantonly insult them, or endeavor to interrupt their peace and harmony we are so desirous of cultivating with their Nation.

I am, &c.,