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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Charles Thomson to Richard Caswell.
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
August 29, 1785
Volume 17, Page 515

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Office of the Secretary of Congress,
August 29th, 1785.


On examining the files in this office I find that only five States, namely: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Maryland and Virginia have transmitted their Laws passed in pursuance of the recommendation of Congress of the 30th April, 1784. It is suggested that the other States have complied with the recommendation, though their Laws have not been forwarded. I therefore take the liberty of enclosing the Act, and request the favor of your Excellency to inform me what your Legislature have done, and if they have complied that you would be pleased to transmit me a copy of their Acts that I may report the same to Congress,

With great respect I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's most obedient and Most humble servant