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Letter from John Jay to Richard Caswell
Jay, John, 1745-1829
September 14, 1779
Volume 14, Page 207

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, 14th Sept., 1779.


You will receive herewith enclosed Copies of three Acts of Congress of the 21st August, on the subject of an Embargo; one of the 25th August, against the restrictions on the Inland Trade between the States; and the third, of the 10th Inst., for providing clothing for the Troops.

The two first should have been, as usual, sent to the States directly after they were passed, but it was the sense of Congress, 'till within a few days, to delay their transmission. Your Excellency will also receive herewith a printed copy of a circular letter from Congress to their Constituents.

I have the honor to be, Sir, with great respect,
Your Mo. ob. Serv't,
JOHN JAY, Presdt.
Gov. Caswell.