Letter from George Washington to Governor and Council, 1790
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In a letter dated August 26, 1790, George Washington wrote the Governor (Alexander Martin) and Council of State congratulating them on the ratification of the Constitution. In the letter, Washington thanks the governor and council for the "friendly sentiments entertained by you for my person, as well as for the Government which I have been appointed by my Countrymen to administer." In May 1974 this historic letter was offered for sale by Sotheby Parke Bernet of New York. Since it is clearly a public record from the files of the governor, the state took legal action to recover it. In an out of court settlement, the letter was returned to North Carolina and the North Carolina State Archives by an anonymous donor in 1977.
- Washington, George, 1732-1799.
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Washington, George, 1732-1799--Correspondence
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
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- Washington, George, 1732-1799.. Letter from George Washington to Governor and Council, 1790. 1790-08-26. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p15012coll11/id/102. (Accessed August 16, 2018.)
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- Washington, George, 1732-1799., (1790-08-26) Letter from George Washington to Governor and Council, 1790. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p15012coll11/id/102
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- Washington, George, 1732-1799.. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p15012coll11/id/102>.