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Letter from William Blount to Richard Caswell
Blount, William, 1749-1800
July 03, 1785
Volume 17, Page 479

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

Piney Grove, July 3rd, 1785.

Sir:

I have received certain information that a majority of the persons appointed by Congress to hold a treaty with the Southern Indians, have had a meeting in Charleston, and have determined to hold two Treaties with those Indians—One in September, the other in October next, both of which I propose to attend in virtue of my appointment as a Commissioner of this State.

For this service I make no doubt but I shall be allowed the same pay per day, that is allowed the Commissioners appointed by Congress. And as money in advance will be necessary to enable me to prepare for and to execute the duties of my appointment, I beg your Excellency will be pleased to issue a warrant in my favour for such sums as the demand for my services will probably amount to. The well known difficulty and delay that attends the procuring money from the public Treasury, I hope will be considered as a sufficient reason for this early application, for with every exertion I have my fears that the money cannot be had in time.

I have the honor to be your Excellency's
mo. ob. Servt.,
WM. BLOUNT.