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Letter from Charles Thomson to Richard Caswell
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
October 16, 1786
Volume 18, Page 764

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

Office of the Secretary of Congress,
October 16th, 1786.

Sir:

I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency herewith enclosed, an Ordinance passed by the United States in Congress Assembled, for Establishing a Board to Liquidate and Settle all Accounts between the United States and Individual States. As this Ordinance contains a Recommendation to the several Legislatures to pass Laws to enable the said Board, and the person or persons Commissioned by them, to call before them Respectively witnesses, and examine them on Oath or Affirmation, in all Matters touching upon the Claims exhibited to the Board, Your Excellency will be pleased to submit this matter to the Legislature of the State over which you preside.

With the greatest Respect,
I have the honor to be Sir,
Your Excellency's most obedient
And most Humble Servant,
CHAS. THOMSON.