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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Samuel Johnston to James Iredell
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
May 02, 1776
Volume 22, Pages 518-519


Halifax, 2 May, 1776.

Dear Sir:

Affairs here have taken a turn within a few days past, All Ideas of forming a permanent constitution are at this time laid aside. It is now proposed for the present to establish a Council to sit constantly, & County Committees to sit at certain fixed Periods, but nothing is concluded. We find it necessary to emit a very large sum of paper money on the present emergency, a circumstance which

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gives me more concern than any thing else, & yet it seems unavoidable. You can easily see the evils attending this measure.

I am pretty well this morning & have leave to be absent from the service of the House in order to prepare my publick accounts for a settlement. Allen Jones, Vice-President. I heard from my family yesterday. They were all well. Offer my love and compliments where due, and believe me, Dear Sir, your affectionate brother and humble Servant,

James Iredell, Esqr., at Edenton.