Letter from William Blount to Richard Caswell
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
Volume 20, Pages 739-740
HON. WILLIAM BLOUNT TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
(From Executive Letter Book.)
New York, July 12th, 1787.
Various Reports having been Circulated on the reasons for the return of Mr. Rucker from Europe, I thought it advisable to write to
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Mr. Constable for such a Statement thereof as he might choose to give. Inclosed You have the Correspondence of the Truth of which I have the fullest Reliance. You know that we shall have credit on the Books of the Treasury on the receipt for the delivery of the Tobacco. Nevertheless I have judged it necessary to give you this information in Opposition to any reports unfavourable to the Credit of the Contractors.
I submit to your Excellency the propriety of Communicating this information to the Public in General, though it is intended by me only for your Satisfaction & that of your Friends.
I have the honor to be, your
Excellency’s Most Obedient Servant,