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Letter from Benjamin Hawkins to Richard Caswell
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816
September 17, 1787
Volume 20, Page 775

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GOV. CASWELL FROM BENJ. HAWKINS.

Warren, the 17th Septr., 1787.

Dear Sir:

Having performed my tour of service in Congress for the present Federal Year & returned to the State, I request the favour of your Excellency to send me by the bearer, Mr. John Seagrove, a warrant on the Treasury for my Monthly allowance. I was Six months in Congress and I am informed that there is allowed by the Legislature Eight months pay for a tour including the time of traveling to and from Congress; I in fact was that period from home owing principally to a tedious winter journey, and a Circuitous return which I was necessitated to make by water for want of the means to enable me to travel directly to Warren.

We have not anything new in this Quarter.

I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you at Tarborough, and that you will believe me very Sincerely, Dear Sir,

Your Excellency’s most obedient & humble Servant,
BENJAMIN HAWKINS.