I have the honor to enclose you a Commission directed to all the Commissioners appointed to attend a Convention of Commissioners from the several states in the Union, tho' Mr. Moore and Mr. Hawkins have not favored me with an answer to my letter informing them of their appointment.
I have also forwarded to Mr. Nash and Mr. Blount Commissions of the same Tenor and date, the duties required are mentioned in the Commission; of course no further instructions are necessary.
The proposal for this Convention originated in Virginia, the time and place also by their Commissioners. Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have officially informed me of their accession to the measures; several of the other States have also come into these measures of which I have no official account.
I wish you an agreeable Tour, and that this grand object may be considered and reported in such manner as to prove satisfactory to all the States.