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Letter from William Blount to Richard Caswell
Blount, William, 1749-1800
July 01, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 477-478

HON. WM. BLOUNT TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Piney Grove, July 1st, 1785.

Sir:

I consider it my duty to inform you that I propose to take a seat in Congress in November next agreeable to my appointment by the

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last Assembly, and it is my present determination to perform a tour of eight months, at least, provided I am enabled so to do by raising the necessary supplies, I mean of money—and as the Treasury of this State does not abound in hard money, I would wish a part of my Salary in paper in advance—that I may have an opportunity of turning it into hard money before I leave the State.

And permit me to remark to you that the only public funds on which you can draw that has the least probability of being productive are those in the hands of the collectors of the public impost.

I have the honor to be your Excellency's
Mo. ob. servt.,
WM. BLOUNT.