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Letter from Charles Thomson to Richard Caswell
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
November 09, 1785
Volume 17, Page 565

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Office of Secretary of Congress,
Nov. 9th, 1785.


Although I have regularly forwarded two Copies of the Journal as printed, one for the Legislative and another for the Executive branch of Government. Yet lest some of the sheets may have been mislaid and thereby the volumes rendered incomplete, I now forward to your Excellency two Copies of the Journal of last year, bound, one of which you will be pleased to transmit to the Legislature, reserving the other for the use of the Executive.

On the 28th of July last, I had the Honor of transmitting a Copy of the enclosed resolution of the 27th by which I am directed to apply to the Executives of the several States for thirteen Copies of the Legislative Acts thereof since the 1st September, 1774, and to adopt a similar mode for procuring the Acts which may thereafter be passed as aforesaid. The purposes for which these Copies are desired and the end to be answered, are fully explained in the resolution.

In consequence of this resolution, I have received thirteen Copies of Sundry Acts from the States of Massachusetts and South Carolina, one of which I delivered to the Delegates of your State for the use of the Legislature thereof, and am informed by his Excellency the Governor of Connecticut that previous to the passing of this Act, that State had sent a Copy of its Acts to the Legislatures of the several States. I beg leave to call your attention to this matter.

With great respect I have the Honor to be
Your Excellency's most Humble Servt.,