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Letter from John Jay to Richard Caswell
Jay, John, 1745-1829
May 22, 1779
Volume 14, Page 93

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

Philadelphia, 22d May, 1779.

Sir:

You will receive herewith enclosed a Copy of an Act of ConCress of the 21st Inst., calling on the States for forty-five millions of Dollars.

The late rapid depreciation of the currency demanded a speedy and effectual remedy. While the great purposes for which the money was originally issued are remembered, there can be no doubt that every measure calculated to support its credit and preserve the public faith will be readily adopted.

I have the honor to be, with great respoct,
Your Excellency's Mo. Ob. Servt.,
JOHN JAY, President.
Gov. Caswell.