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Letter from William Richardson Davie to Richard Caswell
Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820
January 30, 1787
Volume 20, Page 608

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HONORABLE WILLIAM R. DAVIE TO GOV. CASWELL.
(From Executive Letter Book.)

Warrenton, January 30th, 1787.

Sir:

I have the honor of acknowledging your Letter from Fayetteville and Kinston, relative to my appointment as one of the Deputies of this State to the proposed Convention at Philadelphia.

The importance of the object to the public and the absolute necessity of the measure have induced me to accept the appointment, notwithstanding any inconvenience it may produce in my private affairs. Your Excellency proposed sending me Warrants for three months allowance drawn on the Collector of Roanoke, if your Excellency will be pleased to forward the Warrants I will make the application at that Office but I will be obliged to you to draw them Generally on the Collectors so that should they not be honored at Edenton they may be taken up at some other Post.

The time suggested by Mr. Spaight is probably as long as we shall be absent and should the allowance be divided into three or four warrants they might be conveniently negotiated.

I have the honor to be,
With Great Respect, Sir
Your Most Obedient,
WILLIAM R. DAVIE.