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Letter from Walter Livingston and Samuel Osgood to William Blount and Benjamin Hawkins
Livingston, Walter, 1740-1797; Osgood, Samuel, 1748-1813
March 14, 1787
Volume 20, Page 635

HON. BENJ. HAWKINS & WM. BLOUNT TO SAM OSGOOD & WALTER LIVINGSTON.
(From Executive Letter Book.)

Board of Treasury, 14th March, 1787.

Gentlemen:

We have deferred answering your Letter of the 24th of last Month in hopes of having it in our power to suggest some plan for the sale of the tobacco in No. Carolina, which would be advantageous to the State as well as to the Union; such appears at present to offer itself from the House of Messrs. Constable, Rucker & Co., of this city who, supposing us to be vested with powers to sell the Tobacco has suggested Proposals for the purchase of it. As the solidity of this House may be relied on (they being partners to Robert Morris, Esq., of the City of Philadelphia) we beg leave to refer the Terms they have suggested to your Consideration.

We are Gentlemen, with Sentiments of Esteem,
Your Obedt. Humble Servts.,
WALTER LIVINGSTON,
SAMUEL OSGOOD.