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List of law books sent from the Continental Congress to North Carolina, including cover letter from William Blount to Richard Caswell
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
June 14, 1786
Volume 22, Page 991

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MEMORANDUM OF LAWS RECEIVED BY COL. BLOUNT FROM THE SECRETARY OF CONGRESS, 1786.


Office of Secretary of Congress, June 14th, 1786.

Delivered to Colonel Blount, the laws of Federal States, for the State of North Carolina, viz.:

A bound volume of Laws of Pennsylvania from the Declaration of Independence to October, 1781, inclusive, and three pamphlets containing laws passed 1784 and 1785, viz., chapter 163 to chapter 212, both inclusive.

A bound volume of the laws of New Jersey from the Declaration of Independence to the close of the year 1783, and three pamphlets containing laws passed in 1784 and 1785, beginning with chapter 32 and continued to chapter 114, inclusive, and one pamphlet containing laws passed in 1786, chapter 115 to chapter 144, inclusive.

A bound volume of the laws of Virginia, containing acts and ordinances passed the year 1768, and three pamphlets, one containing laws passed in 1783, beginning with chapter 188 to chapter 219, inclusive, the two containing laws of 1784, chapter 1 to chapter 91, inclusive, and one other with acts passed at Richmond, October, 1785.

Laws Massachusetts from April, 1781, to July, 1781, inclusive.

Connecticut bound book.

South Carolina, from February, 1782, 1783 and 1785.

FROM WILLIAM BLOUNT TO GOV. RICHARD CASWELL.

New York, June 14th, 1786.

Sir:—

The annexed is a catalogue of books this day delivered me by the Secretary of Congress for the State of North Carolina, all of which I forward to your Excellency by Captain Stephen Linker to the care of the Hon. John Hawkes, Esq., New Bern. I have the honor to be

Your Excellency’s most obedient servant,
WILLIAM BLOUNT.
His Excellency Richard Caswell, Esq., Governor, etc., North Carolina.