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Letter from Benjamin Hawkins to Richard Caswell
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816
August 28, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 514-515

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Charleston, the 28th of August, 1785.


I had the honor to receive your Excellency's Letter of the 23d. July, to the Commissioners for Indian affairs, last Post. The mode of converting your paper Currency into hard money the Commissioners leave to your Excellency altogether. They will want the money lodged in this city in the hands of Gervais and Owen, No. 14 Trade Street, and I was directed to draw bills accordingly, but

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either of the modes mentioned by your Excellency, is better, and therefore I shall depend on your friendly interposition for the Completion of this Business accordingly.

I am glad Colonel William Blount is appointed on the part of your State, we shall endeavor to make his situation as agreeable as possible. The executive of Virginia have honored our draughts for money and informed us that they do not think it necessary to appoint any person on the part of that State to be present at the Treaties.

I have the honor to be Sir,
Your Excellency's most obedient and Most humble servant,