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Letter from Richard Caswell to Charles Thomson
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
January 06, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 489-490

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GOV. CASWELL TO HON. CHAS. THOMSON.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina, Kingston, January 6th, 1786.

Sir:

I have delayed answering sundry of your letters, or rather omitted acknowledging the receipt of them on account of the sitting of our late Assembly, at the close of which I had flattered myself with being able to give you some information on the subject of your Letters, but, 'tis little I can say on that head.

Your favors which have come to hand since my last, are as follows, viz: 22nd August last, enclosing an act of Congress touching the conduct of Captain Stanhope, and the Governor of Massachussetts' Letter, with the correspondence between him and Captain Stanhope.

August 24th enclosing sundry acts of Congress respecting the representation of the states, which I did myself the honor of laying before the Legislature.

Same date, enclosing an Act of Congress of 20th Feby., 1782, Do. 17th Feby., 1783. Do. 18th April, 1783, which have also been laid before the Legislature.

September 6th, enclosing two copies of the Continuation of the Journals of Congress from the 29th July to August 25th, also a list of the Representation of the States in Congress in the month of August.

August 29th, enclosing an Act of Congress respecting the transmitting the Laws of the State to Congress.

October 7th, enclosing the Requisition of Congress for the year 1785, and an Act of 30th September, 1785, respecting Commissioners of the Continental Loan Office. I have received from Mr. Cummings sundry acts of the Legislature of South Carolina, but none of those of Massachusetts have come to hand.

October 15th, enclosing an act of Congress of the 12th of that month, calling upon the States to complete their Quotas of the Requisitions of September, 1782, and of April, 1784.

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October 25th, enclosing Continuation of the Journals of Congress from 25th August to the 29th September, two Copies and list of the Representation of the States in Congress in the month of September.

Nov. 7th enclosing two copies of the Journals from 29th Sept. to the close of the Session, also a list of the representation of the States in Congress from first October to the 1st Monday in November.

I have said that some of the foregoing were laid before the General Assembly, in truth the whole were, but what resolutions they have particularly taken I cannot now inform you, as the Journals are not yet published. When they are I will do myself the honor of writing you particularly on the foregoing subjects.

I have the honor to be respectfully, Sir, your mo. ob. & very humbl. Serv.,
R. CASWELL.