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Letter from Samuel Johnston to Richard Winn
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
October 29, 1789
Volume 21, Pages 568-569

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Fayetteville, 29th October, 1789.


I received your Letter of October last at this place which I immediately communicated to the General Assembly. The Business

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has taken up much time and debate but was finally determined in the manner you will perceive by the enclosed copies of Resolves of the General Assembly in pursuance of which I have sent on an Express to signify to the several Indian Nations, the Measures which this State wishes to pursue and to propose a Cessation of Hostilities.

The Assembly has voted 333,373 dollars for which the Commissioner is to have a Warrant on the Treasury. John Steel, Esquire, is appointed on the part of this State, from the knowledge I have of his General Character in publick life I have every reason to hope that he will conduct such part of the Business as may fall to his share in a manner perfectly to the satisfaction of all parties. Mr. Steel will shew you the Act of Assembly which describes our Boundary.

I am, &c.,