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Message from Richard Caswell to the North Carolina General Assembly
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
December 21, 1785
Volume 22, Page 680

TO THE HONORABLE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Gentlemen:—The papers herewith presented you were put into my hands by Mr. Thomas Stuart, who says they contain resolutions of a body of men to the westward of the Appalachian mountains, styling themselves the General Assembly of the State of Franklin, and that he is attending to give the Honorable the General Assembly of this State full information on the business contained in the said resolutions, if you shall think proper to call upon him for that purpose.

RICHARD CASWELL.

New Bern, 21st December, 1785.

Endorsement:

Message from the Governor to the Honorable the General Assembly, 21st December, 1785.

In the House of Commons. Ordered to be sent to the Senate.

By order J. Hunt, Clerk.