I had the honor to receive your letter of the 12th of April last, with a Copy of a Resolution of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania of the 21st of March and a Minute of Council thereupon, respecting the appointment of Commissioners to meet such Commissioners as may be appointed by the other States in the Union to take into consideration the trade of the United States, &c.
The General Assembly of this State not being to meet until the first Monday in November the Council have advised me to appoint Commissioners to join those who are or may be appointed by the other States for the purposes above mentioned. And recommend the Hon. Abner Nash, Alfred Moore, Hugh Williamson, John Gray Blount, and Philemon Hawkins, Esqrs., or any two of them to be so appointed, to meet the other Commissioners on the first Monday in September next, at the City of Annapolis; or at such other time and place as may be agreed on. The appointment will be accordingly made of such of these Gentlemen as will agree to attend.