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Letter from Richard Caswell to Thomas Bloodworth
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 26, 1785
Volume 17, Page 523

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kinston, 26th Sept., 1785.

Dear Sir:

As I have been repeatedly requested by Congress to prevail on the Delegates of this State to attend in their places which have been unfilled for several Months past, Mr. Cummings only attending, the other Gentleman's time expiring or their resigning or refusing to go forward, has left us unrepresented. Under these circumstances, I conceive it to be my duty earnestly to recommend that you as one of the Delegates of this State to take place the first Monday in November next will attend that Honorable Body at the time when you are to take place.

I have furnished Col. William Blount who intends to go forward with a Commission in which all the Gentlemen are named, but if you think it necessary to have a separate one, and will be pleased to signify as much to me, and that you intend to go forward; a Commission shall be sent to such place as you shall advise. Please to let me know as soon as practicable whether it will be convenient for you to go to Congress.

I am, Dear Sir, with great respect and esteem,
Your most obedient Servant.,