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Letter from Richard Caswell to David Ramsay
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 12, 1786
Volume 18, Page 572

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, March 12th, 1786.


I had the honor to receive your letter of the 31st of January last, enclosing a Resolution of Congress stating the inconveniences arising from a wanting of a sufficient number of States to proceed on the business of the Union.

I had flattered myself that previous to the date of your letter, that Mr. Bloodworth and Mr. Cumming, two of our Delegates would have taken their seats in Congress but some unforeseen accident, or other causes I presume, has prevented. Mr. Blount has lately returned from the Indian Treaties held to the Southward, where he attended as agent for this State, and will set out for Congress in a few days. Doctor White also, either has gone on or will shortly set out, so that I have the strongest reasons to believe we shall be fully represented within a short time from this, and that those Gentlemen will continue to the end of the year, in Congress.

I have the honor to be,
With great respect Sir,
Your mo. ob. humbl. Servt.,