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Letter from Benjamin Hawkins and William Blount to Arthur Lee, Walter Livingston, and Samuel Osgood
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816; Blount, William, 1749-1800
February 24, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 620-621

BENJ. HAWKINS AND WM. BLOUNT TO COMMISSIONERS OF TREASURY.
(From Executive Letter Book.)

New York, 24th Feb’y, 1787.

Gentlemen:

We enclose herewith an extract from an Act of our Legislature passed at their last Session, And we request the favor of the Board

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of Treasury to give us their opinion on the following Queries: First, what plan is the most eligible for the Delegates to adopt in the Sale of the Tobacco so as to ensure a payment, and at the highest price that can be had for the same?

Second, In what manner the nett pounds can be carried to the credit of our State in Account with the United States in discharge of the Interest of the foreign debt due by the United States.

We are with much Esteem Gentlemen,
Yr. mo. Obedt. Servts.,
BENJ. HAWKINS,
WM. BLOUNT.