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Letter from John Jay to Richard Caswell
Jay, John, 1745-1829
May 25, 1779
Volume 14, Page 97

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

Philadelphia, 25th May, 1779.

Sir:

You will receive herewith enclosed Copies of several Acts of Congress, viz.: One of the 22d Inst., directing a Copy of an Act of the 6th of March last, respecting the control of Congress by appeal in the last resort over all Jurisdictions for deciding the Legality of Captures on the high Seas, to be sent to the several States, which is accordingly enclosed; another of the 22d May, relative to the exchange of Citizens in Captivity with the Indians, and one of the 22d Inst, directing that Continental officers exchanged and not continued in service be considered as supernumerary officers.

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