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Letter from Edmund Randolph to Richard Caswell
Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813
February 19, 1786
Volume 18, Page 535

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Richmond, Virginia, Feby. 19th, 1786.


I do myself the honor of transmitting to your Excellency the enclosed resolution of the Commissioners thereby appointed who have instructed me to open the communication which it directs with the several States. It is impossible for me to decide how far the uniform system in commercial regulations, which is the subject of that resolution, may or may not be attainable. I can only venture to declare that the desire of such an arrangement arose from a regard to the federal interests.

The commissioners of Virginia have therefore only to request the concurrence of your State, and to propose the first Monday in September next as the time, and the City of Annapolis for the meeting of the different deputies.

I have the honor Sir to be,
Your Excellency's most Obt.,