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List of law books sent from the Continental Congress to North Carolina, including cover letter from William Blount to Richard Caswell
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
June 14, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 651-652

MEMORANDUM OF LAWS RECEIVED BY COL. BLOUNT FROM THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF CONGRESS, 1786.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Office of Secretary of Congress,
June 14th, 1786.

Delivered to Col. Blount, the laws of several States, for the State of North Carolina, viz:

A Bound Volume of Laws of Pennsylvania from the declaration of Independence, to Oct. 1781, inclusive, and three pamphlets containing Laws passed 1784, 1785, viz: Chap. 163 to ch. 242, both Inclusive.

A Bound Volume of the Laws of New Jersey from the declaration

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of Independence to the close of the year 1783, and three pamphlets containing laws passed in 1784 & 1785. Beginning with Chapter 32 and continued to Cha. 114 inclusive. And One Pamphlet Containing laws passed in 1786, chap. 115 to Chap. 144 inclusive.

A Bound Volume of the laws of Virginia Containing Acts and Ordinances passed since the Year 1786, and three Pamphlets, one Containing Laws passed in 1783, beginning with Chapter 188 to Chap. 219 inclusive, the two Containing laws of 1784 ch. 1st, to ch. 91 inclusive, and one other with act passed at Richmond October 1785.

WM. BLOUNT TO GOV. CASWELL, RESPECTING BOOKS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New York, June 14th, 1786.

Sir:

The annexed is a Catalogue of Books this day delivered me by the Secretary of Congress for the State of North Carolina all which I forward to your Excellency by Captain Stephen Tinker to the care of the Honorable John Hawkes, Esquire, New Bern.

I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency's
Most Obedient Servant,
WM. BLOUNT.