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Letter from Richard Caswell to William Richardson Davie et al.
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 01, 1787
Volume 20, Page 729

GOV. CASWELL TO THE N. C. DEPUTIES IN CONVENTION.
(From Executive Letter Book.)

No. Carolina, 1st July, 1787.

Gentlemen:

Agreeable to your request I have this day drawn on the Collectors for two months’ allowance to each of the deputies in service of the State in Convention, in addition to the four months’ allowance formerly drawn for. Your Task is arduous, your undertaking is of such magnitude as to require Time for Deliberation and Consideration, and altho’ I know each Gentleman must sensibly feel for his own private concerns in being so long absent from them, Yet the future happiness of the States so much depends on the determination of the Convention I am convinced your wishes to promote that happiness to your Country are such as to induce you to attend to the completing this business if possible. Any thing I can do which may tend towards making your stay agreeable shall be most chearfully attended to & I shall be most happy at all times in rendering you service or receiving any communications or advice from you. Mr. Spaight’s and Mr. Williamson’s are forwarded to the Gentlemen by them directed; Mr. Martin’s and Mr. Davies’ remain with me subject to their order. I have the honor to be, with the greatest esteem and regard, Gentlemen,

Your most obed. & very humble Servant,
R. CASWELL.