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Letter from Richard Caswell to Charles Thomson
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
August 30, 1785
Volume 17, Page 516

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina, Kinston,
Augt. 30th, 1785.


I had the honor to receive your Letter of the 3d. Instant with two Copies of the Journals of Congress from 13th June to 29th July last inclusive, also two Acts of Congress and an Abstract of Attendance of the States in Congress from the first Monday in November 1784 to the 29th of July, 1785.

It gives me pain to find the representation of the States in Congress has been so small. Owing to the non-Attendance of its Members Mr. Cummings, one of the Delegates of this State, I find by the Journals has taken his seat, previous to the date of your Letter, since which I do not know if any Gentlemen are gone on. If none have set out, I will use my best endeavours to prevail on two of them to attend as soon as possible, tho' I am fearful we shall not be fully represented until the first of November, when I have no doubt that some of the Gentlemen of the last nomination, to take place then, will attend

I have the honor to be with great respect and esteem Sir,
Your most obedient & very humble servt.,