Circular letter from Charles Thomson to the state
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
Volume 17, Pages 576-577
HON. CHAS. THOMSON, SEC'Y. OF CONGRESS, TO GOV.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Office of Secretary of Congress,
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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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