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Letter of recommendation from William Blount to Richard Caswell concerning Nicholas Romayne
Blount, William, 1749-1800
June 02, 1786
Volume 18, Page 642

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GOV. CASWELL FROM HON. WILLIAM BLOUNT, RESPECTING MR. ROMAYNE'S TOBACCO.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New York, June 2nd, 1786.

Sir:

Mr. Nicholas Romayne of this City, yesterday laid before the Commissioners of the Board of Treasury of the United States, proposals for purchasing of the Tobacco belonging to the State of North Carolina which I presume will by this day's post be forwarded to your Excellency for deliberation.

This Gentleman informs me that he has not the Honor of being known to you, and that Consequently you must be at a loss as to what Credit should be paid to his proposals, and has requested me to give you such information respecting his Character as I may suppose him to Merit, this I more readily do, as the duty I owe the State demands every information that may respect her.

Mr. Romayne and his Character have been known to me for four years last past, I have ever viewed him as a man of the most pointed punctuality in his contracts, and I now consider him as a man of large property. If further information respecting the character of this Gentleman is Necessary, I beg leave to refer you to the Honbl. Hugh Williamson, who is perfectly acquainted with him.

I have the Honor to be
Your Excellency's
Most Obedient and
Humble Servt.,
WM. BLOUNT.