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Letter from William Littlejohn to Samuel Johnston
Littlejohn, William
May 29, 1789
Volume 21, Page 555

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 29th May, 1789.


Being desirous of purchasing about one hundred Hogsheads of the Public Tobacco, you will oblige me by letting me know the terms on which it is to be sold. I am informed that the whole price is to be paid in Specie, and the Money must be paid before the Tobacco is delivered. If these are the Terms on the part of the State, I beg leave to submit the conditions on which I am ready to purchase.

1st. I will in the Month of June or July next pay the Price of such Tobacco as I may buy into the Treasury of the United States in Specie, and whenever I shall produce to your Excellency a Receipt for the Money there paid, to be passed to the Credit of this State, I shall expect the delivery of the Tobacco, and not before.

2nd. As some of the Tobacco has been long in the Public Ware-house, and has lost much of its original Weight, I shall expect to have it weighed again.

3rd. I am willing to give Three Dollars per Hundred weight for Tobacco of the first Quality.

4th. If the Tobacco is not to be reweighed, I shall at least expect the liberty of taking Tobacco that was inspected the last Session.

I am, &c.,