North Carolina Executive Office July 26th. 1831.
I have received your letter of the 15th. instant, accompanied with a copy of Lawson’s History of North Carolina, intended to supply the loss of that book, which the State Library sustained by the late destruction of our Capitol.
Be pleased to accept, for the donation, my thanks in behalf of the State of North Carolina, and the assurance of my most respectful attachment.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.