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Letter from Richard Caswell to William Blount and Benjamin Hawkins
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
January 12, 1787
Volume 20, Page 602

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TO THE HONORABLE THE DELEGATES IN CONGRESS FOR THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
(From Executive Letter Book.)

North Carolina, January 12th, 1787.

Gentlemen:

I have the Honor to enclose herewith sundry Resolutions of the General Assembly, Viz.: of the 5th Instant respecting the Navigation of the Mississippi, relating to raising Troops & the Commissioner for settling the accounts between this State and the United States; of the 6th Current, Respecting the late Treaties with the Chickasaw & Cherokee Indians.

As the subject matter of these Resolutions, which it becomes my duty to Communicate to you, is expressly set forth in such Resolutions, I have only to add my Most earnest wish that you will be pleased to use every means in your power for Obtaining & effecting the purposes of the General Assembly.

I also enclose, to be laid before Congress, an Act of our Legislature for appointing Deputies to a Convention proposed to be held in the City of Philadelphia in May next for the purpose of revising the Federal Constitution, with some other papers which the first Resolution herein mentioned refer to.

There are some other Resolves of the late Session of Assembly with the Copies of some other of the Acts of the Legislature, which as soon as I can procure shall be transmitted you. The Assembly have directed the Laws to be printed at Fayetteville which will make it inconvenient for me to obtain Copies and will occasion delay. Mr. John G. Blount will transmit to Mr. Wm. Blount an extract of an Act respecting the disposal of the public Tobacco, as he has the only Copy of the Act brought to this part of the Country and from whom I had not time when we parted to obtain a Copy, but he promised to forward it.

I shall do myself the honor of acknowledging the receipt of sundry Letters from Colo. Blount in my next, at present I am really hurried & on that accot. flatter myself he will excuse me.

I am Gentlemen, with Sentiments of the highest respect and esteem,
Your most obed. & very humble Servt.
RICHARD CASWELL.