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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Hugh Williamson to Samuel Johnston
Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819
August 12, 1789
Volume 21, Pages 560-561

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New York, 12th Aug., 1789.


The Board of Commissioners for settling the Accounts of the United States with the particular States, is filled up by the appointment of Mr. Kean, who is expected here in two or three weeks at most, the President having written to him by a vessel to Charleston. The settlement of the Accounts of our State will then be progressive, in the meanwhile Col. Thomas and myself are attempting to discover the amount of false Charges against the State by Military Claims. It now becomes our duty to establish as many of those Claims as possible, the State having paid the money.

By this conveyance I shall forward a bundle containing the Laws

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of particular States forwarded according to Recommendations of the former Congress to the Legislatures of North Carolina.

I am, &c.,