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Declaration by the Continental Congress concerning Jan Booner Graves as Dutch Consul to the Southern states, including cover letter from John Jay to Richard Caswell
United States. Continental Congress
July 13, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 481-482

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


Office for Foreign Affairs,
15th July, 1785.

Sir:

I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency herewith enclosed, an Act of Congress of the 13th Instant recognizing Jan Booner Graves as Consul from their High Mightinesses the Lords the States General of the United Netherlands for the States of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to reside at Charleston and of calling upon those States to furnish Mr. Graves with their Exequatur or Notification of his Quality, &c.

With great respect,
I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency's Most Obedient
and very humble Servant,
JOHN JAY.

HON. RICHARD HENRY LEE TO HON. CHAS THOMSON.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress Assembled.

It is hereby made known to all whom it may concern, that full evidence and respect are to be paid to Jan Booner Graves as Consul from the United Netherlands for the States of North Carolina, South

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Carolina and Georgia to reside at Charleston, which States are called upon respectively by the power delegated by the Confederation, to the United States in Congress Assembled to furnish the said Jan Booner Graves with their exequatur or Notification of his quality delivering one Copy thereof to the said Jan Booner Graves and causing another to be published in one or more Gazettes.

Done at New York this thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand, seven hundred and Eighty-five and of our sovereignty and Independence the Tenth.


By the United States in Congress Assembled.
RICHARD HENRY LEE, P.