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Letter from Samuel Johnston to William Littlejohn
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
July 20, 1789
Volume 21, Pages 557-558

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 20th July, 1789.


In your Letter of the 29th of May last, you proposed to purchase 100 Hogsheads of the Publick Tobacco at Stewart’s Warehouse on

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Roanoke River, since which I have not had the pleasure of hearing from you on that subject. I have this day received proposals for the purchase of the whole of the Publick now on hand by a person who has obtained a Credit at the Treasury of the United States. He is to call upon me again to-morrow morning by which time I shall be glad to know whether you are like to comply with your proposals, as I should be sorry to lose so fair an Opportunity of disposing of the whole of that Tobacco.

I am, &c.,