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Circular letter from Charles Thomson to the state governors
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
November 18, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 576-577

HON. CHAS. THOMSON, SEC'Y. OF CONGRESS, TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Office of Secretary of Congress,
Nov. 18th, 1785.

(Circular)

Sir:

I am sorry to inform your Excellency that notwithstanding, it seems to be the intention of ihe Confederation that all the States should punctually assemble in Congress on the first Monday in November. There are yet but five States represented, namely, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and South Carolina, and one Member attending from Georgia.

The late Packets from Europe have, I understand, brought dispatches which demand the immediate and attentive consideration of Congress. I beg leave to transmit to your Excellency herewith

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enclosed a Copy of a Letter which I have just received from the Secretary for Foreign Affars, and hope you will be pleased to urge the Delegates for your State to come forward as speedily as possible.

With the greatest respect, I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's most obedient and most humble Servt,
CHAS. THOMSON.