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Report concerning attendance at the Continental Congress in June 1786, including cover letter from Charles Thomson to Richard Caswell
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July 01, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 670-671

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HON. CHAS. THOMSON TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Office of Secretary of Congress,
July 1st, 1786.

Sir:

Pursuant to order I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency herewith enclosed a state of the Representation in Congress for the month of June, to be Communicated to your Legislature.

By this and the statements formerly transmitted to your Excellency and the Legislature you will perceive that since the first Monday in November last, there has only been a Representation of 9 States in Congress for 10 days, of 10 States for 10 days, and of 11 States 7 days, so that during the space of eight months there have been only 27 days in the whole when Congress were in a capacity to Consider and transact the great affairs of the Confederacy.

I have the pleasure to observe that there is now a representation of ten States which I hope will soon increase and continue.

With the Greatest Respect,
I have the Honor to be,
Your Excellency's most Obedient
And most Humble Servt.,
CHAS. THOMSON.

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A STATE OF THE REPRESENTATION IN CONGRESS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, 1786, PURSUANT TO THE ACT OF 17th AUGUST, 1785.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Members in Town
1
2
5
6
7
8
9
12
13
14
15
16
19
20
21
22
26
27
28
29
30
New Hampshire-Mr. Long, Mr. Livermore
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
r
r
r
r
r
r
Massachusetts—Mr. Gorham, Mr. King, Mr. Dane, Mr. Ledgewich
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
Rhode Island—Mr. Manning
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Connecticut—Mr. Johnston
1
New York—Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Smith, Mr. Haring
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
1
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
New Jersey—Mr. Symmes, Mr. Hornblower
r
r
1
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
1
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
Pennsylvania-Mr. Pettit, Mr. Bayard, Mr. Wilson
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
1
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
Delaware—Mr. Perry
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Maryland—Mr. Hindman, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Henry Mr. Ramsey
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
Virginia—Mr. Grayson, Mr. Monroe, Mr. Lee, Mr. Carrington
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
North Carolina—Mr. Blount, Mr. Bloodworth Mr. White
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
South Carolina--Mr. Pinkney, Mr. Kean, Mr. Huger
1
1
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
r
Georgia—Mr. Houston, Mr. Fen
The States represented
8
88
9
9
7
7
7
6
6
7
7
6
6
7
8
9
10
10
10
10