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Circular letter from Elias Boudinot to the state governors
Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821
May 09, 1783
Volume 16, Pages 787-788

[From Executive Letter Book.]


Philadelphia, May 9th, 1783.


I have the honour of transmitting to your Excellency (together with the System recommended for the Support of Public Credit) the address of Congress to the Several States in the Union; on the important Subject of the public finances—a subject in which the wellbeing of the Confederacy is most intimately concerned.

This System has received the most solemn, deliberate, and serious consideration of Congress, to which I am instructed to call the most speedy attention of your State.

If this should not find the Legislature sitting, or likely so to do in a very short time, I am expressly commanded by Congress earnestly to request that it may be Summoned with all possible expedition.

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The difficulty of doing business without a full Congress, and the great importance of their present deliberations, make it necessary for me again to remind the States, where representation in Congress is deficient of the great propriety of insisting on the immediate attendance of their Delegates.

I have the honor to be With much consideration,
Your Excellency’s most obdt. and Very Humble Servant,
To His Excellency The Governor of the State of North Carolina.

Vide the Address and Recommendations to the States by Congress April 18th, 1783.