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Letter from Charles Thomson to Samuel Johnston
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
November 28, 1787
Volume 21, Page 506

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Office of Secretary of Congress.
November 28th, 1787.


I have the honor to transmit to your Excellency herewith enclosed two setts of the Journals of Congress for last year, and two Copies of the continuation from the 20th of Sept. to the first Monday of the present month, to compleat those I have alread sent.

I am sorry to inform you that a sufficient number of States have not yet assembled to proceed to business, and that your State is one of those unrepresented.

I am sensible the attention of the public is principally turned to the new Constitution proposed by the late Convention, but when your Excellency considers the situation of affairs, both abroad and at home, that the flames of war seem to be kindling in Europe and may reach our borders; that our peace with the Southern and Western Indians is in a very precarious situation, and our frontier settlements in imminent danger; and when you are further informed that a public minister is daily expected to arrive here from France, I humbly hope your Excellency will agree with me, in opinion, that the honor and interest of the Confederacy require a speedy and constant representation in Congress and that you will use your endeavours to forward Delegates from your State as Speedily as possible.

With great respect I have the honor to be
Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servt.,