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Circular letter from Charles Thomson to the state governors
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
May 23, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 328-329

TO GOV. MARTIN FROM SECRETARY OF CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

(Circular.)


Secretary’s Office,
May 23rd, 1782.

Sir:

I have the honor to enclose a Resolution of the United States in Congress assembled, passed the 21st inst., authorizing the Executives of the several States in certain cases to suspend the Commissions of Captains of private armed Vessels, and as there is reason to suspect that not only the Enemy but even some persons of doubtful

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Character in the States make an improper use of Commissions unduly obtained, I beg leave to call your attention to the recommendation of Congress of the 10th of November, 1780, a Copy of which is also inclosed.

I have the Honor, &c.,
CHARLES THOMPSON.