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Letter from Patrick Henry to Richard Caswell
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
January 25, 1786
Volume 18, Page 509

GOV. PATRICK HENRY TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Richmond, Jany. 25th, 1786.

Sir:

I have the honor to transmit to your Excellency the proceedings of an Assembly on the subject of opening a navigable Canal from the waters of your State to those of Elizabeth River. This matter, so interesting to the Southern Inhabitants of Virginia as well as their Neighbours of Carolina, with whom they have a Community of Interests, I have to request you will please to lay Before the legislature early as possible, in Order that it may receive that attention which it deserves.

With great regard I am Sir,
Your Excellency's most Humble Servt.,
P. HENRY.

Wm. Ronalds, Esqr., and Mr. Robert Andrews are appointed our Commissioners.