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Resolution by the Virginia General Assembly concerning the appointment of commissioners to examine trade, including cover letter from Patrick Henry to Richard Caswell
Virginia. General Assembly.
January 21, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 542-543

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


Richmond, Feby. 23, 1786.

Sir:

The General Assembly have appointed Edmund Randolph, James Madison, junr., Walter Jones, St. George Tucker, Merewether Smith, David Ross, William Ronald & George Mason, Esqrs., Commissioners to meet others from the different States in the Union at a time and place to be agreed on for the purpose of framing such regulations of Trade as may be judged necessary to promote the general interest.

I have to request your Excellency's attention to this subject and that you will be pleased to make such communications of it as may be necessary to forward the views of this Legislature.

I am with great regard,
Your Excellency's obedient Servant,
P. HENRY.

RESOLVES OF THE VIRGINIA ASSEMBLY ON COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Virginia, In the House of Delegates,
January 21, 1786.

Resolved, That Edmund Randolph, James Madison, Walter Joues, Saint George Tucker, Merewether Smith, David Ross, William Ronald, and George Mason, Esquires, be appointed Commissioners to meet such Commissioners as may be appointed by the other States in the

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Union at a time and place to be agreed on to take into Consideration the trade of the said States, to examine the relative situation and trade of the United States; to consider how far any uniform system in their commercial regulations may be necessary to their common Interest and permanent harmony, and to report to the several States such an Act as relative to this object as when unanimously ratified by them will enable the United States in Congress assembled, effectually to provide for the same; that the said Commissioners shall immediately transmit to the several States copies of the preceding resolution with a Circular Letter requesting their concurrence therein and proposing a time and place for the meeting aforesaid.

Test:
JOHN BECKLEY, C. H. D.

Agreed to by the Senate.

H. BROOKS, C. S.
Test:
JOHN BECKLEY, C. H. D.