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Circular letter from Charles Thomson to the state governors
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
August 22, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 507-508

A CIRCULAR LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF CONGRESS ON THE CONDUCT OF CAPT. STANHOPE TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Office of the Secretary of Congress,
August 22nd, 1785.

(Circular.)

Sir:

I have the honor to transmit to your Excellency an Act of Congress touching the disrespectful and indecent Conduct of Capt. Stanhope as stated in a Letter of the 8th from His Excellency, the

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Governor of Massachusetts, and manifested in a correspondence between his Excellency and the said Stanhope.

Although Congress have not thought it expedient to make this a public Act, they have nevertheless ordered a Copy thereof with the Letters, to be transmitted to the Executives of the several States for their particular information.

With great respect I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's Most obedient and
Most humble Serv't.,
CHAS. THOMSON.