Governor Samuel Johnston Correspondence Digitized, Available at North Carolina Digital Collections

Select correspondence of Samuel Johnston have been digitized and are now available as part of the historical Governors’ Papers at North Carolina Digital Collections.

Letter from Pres. George Washington to Gov. Samuel Johnston, October 2, 1789.

Letter from Pres. George Washington to Gov. Samuel Johnston, October 2, 1789. (Call No. G.P.17)

Johnston served as North Carolina’s sixth governor from December 1787 through December 1789. While governor, he presided over the North Carolina convention that ratified the United States Constitution in November 1789. Johnston also oversaw the arrest of John Sevier and the collapse of the separatist “State of Franklin,” as well as negotiations with Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians over land rights. Included in the collection are two letters signed by President George Washington. The finding aid to Samuel Johnston’s correspondence can be viewed here.

For more information on Samuel Johnston, check out these NCpedia articles:

http://ncpedia.org/biography/johnston-samuel

http://ncpedia.org/biography/governors/johnston-samuel

Information about many of Johnston’s North Carolinian correspondents can also be found at NCpedia:

Martin Armstrong: http://ncpedia.org/biography/armstrong-martin
J.B. Ashe: http://ncpedia.org/biography/ashe-john-baptist
Francis Child: http://ncpedia.org/biography/child-francis
Benjamin Hawkins: http://ncpedia.org/biography/hawkins-benjamin
Egbert Haywood: http://ncpedia.org/biography/haywood-egbert
James Hogg: http://ncpedia.org/biography/hogg-james
Joseph Martin: http://ncpedia.org/biography/martin-joseph
Charles McDowell: http://ncpedia.org/biography/mcdowell-charles
James Robertson: http://ncpedia.org/biography/robertson-james
John Sevier: http://ncpedia.org/biography/sevier-john
William Skinner: http://ncpedia.org/biography/skinner-william
Montfort Stokes: http://ncpedia.org/biography/governors/stokes
John Swann: http://ncpedia.org/biography/swan-or-swann-john
John Tipton: http://ncpedia.org/biography/tipton-john
James White: http://ncpedia.org/biography/white-james
Hugh Willamson: http://ncpedia.org/biography/williamson-hugh

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