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Letter from John Jay to Richard Caswell
Jay, John, 1745-1829
April 07, 1779
Volume 14, Page 63

PRESIDENT JOHN JAY TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, 7th April, 1779.

Sir:

Herewith enclosed are copies of two Acts of Congress, One of the 23rd Ulto., for regulating the clothing Department, the other of the 5th Inst., providing for the pay of the officers employed in it

You will perceive that the first refers the appointment of the sub. or State clothiers to the different States, and that the second leaves their salaries to be ascertained and paid by the States appointing them.

Such has long been the Deranged State of this Department, and such is the importance of immediately carrying the present system into execution, that Congress hope it will meet with the earliest attention.

I have the honor to be, with great respect,
Your Excellency's most obedient Servt.,
JOHN JAY,
President.
His Excellency, Governor Caswell.