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Letter from Nathaniel Scudder, Gouverneur Morris, and William Whipple to Richard Caswell
Scudder, Nathaniel, 1733-1781; Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816; Whipple, William, 1730-1785
November 11, 1778
Volume 13, Page 273

WM. WHIPPLE, GOUV'R. MORRIS, NATH. SCUDDER TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, 11th Nov., 1778.

In Committee of Congress.

Sir:

Permit us to call your attention for a moment to the detection and punishment of a crime against the public. Persons in office under the Continent, have, as we are informed used the monies entrusted to them, in the engrossing of articles upon the public. This seething of the Kid in its Mother's milk, calls for the most exemplary punishment. We pray that you will urge the Legislature of your State, to pass Laws for the prosecution and punishment of offenders of this kind in future, and that in the interview your Excellency will cause any who may in your State be guilty of the like crimes, to be secured for trial in safe and close custody. We are respectfully

Your Excellency's mo. ob. hum. Servts.
NATH. SCUDDER.
GOUV'R. MORRIS.
WM. WHIPPLE.