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Letter from Charles Johnson to Richard Caswell
Johnson, Charles, d. 1802
September 29, 1785
Volume 17, Page 533

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 29th Sept., 1785.

Dear Sir:

In answer to your Excellency's letter of the 26th, requesting me to attend in my place in Congress, on the first Monday in November next, I take the liberty of acquainting you, that several causes unfortunately concur to prevent my attending there at the time required; but, however inconvenient it may be to me, I shall if requisite attend the last six months of the ensuing year, provided I am supplied with Specie to enable me to proceed. It is impossible here to purchase either bills or specie with paper money, nor can the produce of this Country be shipped to the Northward without too great loss. Your Excellency will much oblige me by giving me timely notice, should there be a necessity for my proceeding to relieve these Gentlemen who take the first six months tour. With great regard I am, respectfully, dear Sir,

Your Excellency's mo. ob. humb. svt.,