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Letter from John Gray Blount and Thomas Blount to Richard Caswell
Blount, John Gray, 1752-1833; Blount, Thomas, 1759-1812
April 22, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 598-599

JOHN GRAY & THOS. BLOUNT TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Washington, April 22nd, 1786.

Sir:

Yours of the 29th Ulto. is to hand wherein you say that when we signify to you the Sum Necessary for paying the balance of the Debt due Mr. Marbois, you will issue warrants for the same in such sum as will be most agreeable. It is impossible for us to say what sums will be Necessary as we are not yet furnished with account of Sales from the Consignees of the different Cargoes Shipped, but from the price of our produce here we may readily suppose Shipments from this State will not afford a profit, nor ought we, until the fact appears, to suppose a loss; our only wish is to remit as fast as possible to pay the debt as we are frequently solicited so to do.

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Your Excellency will judge of the Sum Necessary and draw Accordingly. We shall be much obliged by having the drafts small to answer the different Collectors say from fifty to one hundred Pounds.

We are with much respect your Excellency's, &c.
J. G. & THOS. BLOUNT.