• Creator
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799.
  • Created Date
  • 1790-08-26
  • Description
  • 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 Sothe... more
    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. less
  • Format
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Rights
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