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Letter from Samuel Osgood and Walter Livingston to Richard Caswell
Osgood, Samuel, 1748-1813; Livingston, Walter, 1740-1797
October 29, 1785
Volume 17, Page 558

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SAMUEL OSGOOD AND WALTER LIVINGSTON TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Board of Treasury, 29th Oct., 1785.

Sir:

Congress having by their Ordinance of the 30th of September last directed that the Commissioners of the Continental Loan Offices in the respective States should enter into Bonds with two or more sureties for the faithful Execution of the trust reposed in them, we have taken the liberty of transmitting to your Excellency the Bonds and Oath of Office which are required from the loan Offices in your State in order that they may be executed in your presence by Mr. William Skinner (the Gentleman who is appointed Commissioner) and his Sureties. We are induced to request the favor of your Excellency to judge of the sufficiencies of the Security from a consideration of the deep interest which the State as well as the Union have in the faithful Execution of this Office. Should Mr. Skinner decline acting you will oblige us in keeping the enclosed papers in your custody till you hear from this Board.

We are with great respect Your Excellency's Most Obedient Humble Servants,
SAMUEL OSGOOD,
WALTER LIVINGSTON,

P. S. As Mr. Skinner's place of Residence is unknown to us, we take the liberty of enclosing a Letter to him under your Excellency's address.