Circular letter from Charles Thomson to the state
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
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.
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
With great respect I have the honor to be
Excellency's Most obedient and