Letter from Timothy Bloodworth to Richard Caswell
Bloodworth, Timothy, 1736-1814
Volume 17, Pages 540-541
HON. TIMOTHY BLOODWORTH TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Kinston, Oct. 11th, 1785.
I received yours, and not being fully satisfied with respect to the time of my
attendance, thought proper to wait on your Excellency for an Explanation
Agreeable to Resolve at Hillsborough; the Delegates are to attend in rotation as
they stand in number on the poll according to this regulation. My attendance
will not be required until the Spring; as Mr. Blount, Mr. Sitgreaves and Mr.
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were first in number. This gave me reason to
suggest that you was pleased to give me timely notice. Yet, fearful that it
might arise from the resignation of some of these Gentlemen, I could not be
satisfied without a further inquiry. Your absence and my own positive
engagements have obliged me to return without satisfaction. If it be your desire
that I should give immediate attendance, I shall be under the necessity to
request warrants on the holders of public Money for the amount of wages during
the time of my attendance being at present quite unprepared to support myself.
Should also wish to have a separate Certificate as some accident may prevent
Col. Blount from timely attendance. All of which I beg your Excellency will be
so obliging as to send by express to Duplin Court House, and shall I lose no
time to comply with your requisition.
I remain, Dear Sir, with the highest esteem, Your most
obedient and very humble servant,