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Letter from John Jay to Richard Caswell
Jay, John, 1745-1829
September 26, 1779
Volume 14, Page 210

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, 26th Sept., 1779.


You will receive, herewith enclosed, a Copy of an Act of Congress of this day, earnestly recommending to the several States to exert themselves in furnishing the allied armaments in America with such aids of Men and provisions as may enable them to operate effectually against the common Enemy and expel them from this Country.

The reasons for this recommendation are fully assigned in the Preamble to the Resolution. I forbear therefore to multiply arguments to induce a compliance with a requisition which every motive of interest, safety and Honor & regard to the Alliance loudly calls upon every American to regard and fulfill.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, &c., &c.
JOHN JAY, Presd't.
Gov. Caswell.