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Circular letter from Charles Thomson to Richard Caswell
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
February 01, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 517-518

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Office of the Secretary of Congress,
February 1st, 1786.



In obedience to the order of Congress I herewith transmit to your Excellency to be communicated to the Legislature, a State of the representation for the last month. I am sorry that this goes unaccompanied with any Journals of the proceedings of Congress, so few States have attended that for these three months past, little has been done besides adjourning from day to day.

On the 30th last month the States present, impressed with the

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urgency and importance of the several objects of general concern, which demand the immediate attention of the United States in Congress Assembled have directed their Chairman to write to the Executives of the States of Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia, to state to them the inconveniences arising from a want of a sufficient number of States to proceed on the business of the Union, and earnestly press them to send on their Delegates immediately.

With the greatest respect I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency's most obt. & most Humble Servt.,