From George Washington
[New York, January 4, 1790]
I feel myself very much obliged by what you sent me yesterday. The letter from Governor Johnston1 I return—much pleased to find so authentic an acct. of the adoption by No Carolina of the Constitution.2
Yrs. sincerely & affectly
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Samuel Johnston, governor of North Carolina.
2. North Carolina ratified the Constitution on November 21, 1789.
3. Washington incorrectly dated this letter 1789.