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Letter from Hugh Williamson to Richard Caswell
Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819
June 18, 1785
Volume 17, Page 473

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(From Gov. Caswell's Letter Book.)

Edenton, 18th June, 1785.


On the 15th Inst. I arrived here from New York, having come by water from Philadelphia. Mr. Speight expected to set out from New York on the 6th or 8th of this month. He comes by land and prudence will require that he should travel slow. Had an Assembly been formed at New Bern I proposed to have attended, for as Mr. Cocke deputed by the Western people had lately been with Congress, I conceived that some explanation of certain notes and transactions might be desired.

On looking over my accounts I find that Gov. Martin has issued Certificates or Warrants in my favor for 1500 Dlrs. in part for Salary for the last year's Service. I am to charge for 8 months and ½ service nearly, viz: For attendance in Congress from 1st Nov. to 14th May, and for 2 months allowed for going and coming—8 months and 13 days. Hence there is a balance due of 186 Dlrs. ⅔ of a Dlr. For which balance I hope your Excellency will be so good as to send me a draft by the Express who delivers this, that I may try to get the money in some part of the District.

I have the honor to be with the utmost consideration, Sir,
Your ob. servt.,