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Letter from John Penn, Cornelius Harnett, and John Williams to Richard Caswell
Penn, John, 1740 or 1-1788; Harnett, Cornelius, 1723-1781; Williams, John, 1731-1799
September 08, 1778
Volume 13, Page 216

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JOHN PENN, CORNS. HARNETT & JNO. WILLIAMS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia Sept. 8th 1778.

Sir:

Upon our application to Congress to have a reconsideration of your Excellency's letter relative to the 500,000 dollars, to be sent for the use of the Continental Troops in our State, we have procured a warrant on the Treasury for the remaining 400,000 which we shall send on, with the utmost expedition, as soon as we can receive it from the Treasury. We have our hopes that the General Assembly, have neither disbanded the Troops or emitted more paper currency. We wish it may come, in time to answer your Excellency's intention to satisfy the Troops. The President has enclosed the resolve of Congress on this business, and we are with great respect your Excellency's most Ob. hume. Servts.

JOHN PENN.
CORNS. HARNETT.
JNO. WILLIAMS.