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Letter from Charles Thomson to Richard Caswell
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
June 06, 1786
Volume 18, Page 643

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SECRETARY OF CONGRESS TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Office of the Secretary of Congress, June 6th, 1786.

Sir:

I have the Honor to inform your Excellency that his Excellency John Hancock being prevented by sickness from attending Congress and executing the duties of President, has requested their Acceptance of his resignation of that Office; and that thereupon the United States in Congress Assembled, proceeded to another Election and have this day appointed his Excellency Nathaniel Gorham, to preside.

With Greatest Esteem, I have the Honor to be,
Your Excellency's most obedient & most Humble Servt.,
CHAS. THOMSON.