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Letter from Richard Caswell to Timothy Bloodworth
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 18, 1786
Volume 18, Page 577

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, March 18th, 1786.

Dear Sir:

This State is still without a representative in the Congress of the United States, at least was so a few days past, and business of the utmost importance to the Union, lying before them which they cannot meddle with, which has occasioned the attending Members to complain much of the Gentlemen, who do not attend from the States that are unrepresented.

These circumstances induce me again to address you on that subject. I flatter myself that long before this, the causes of your delay have been removed, and I must entreat you to inform me whether you really design to go forward or not, if you do, the time, and also the time you mean to stay in Congress, that measures may be taken so as to keep up the Representation. These accounts I wish to receive here by Tuesday next, when the Council is to meet me, principally on this business.

Mr. Blount sets out in a few days, and I am informed Doctor White left Chatham some weeks past, with a design of accompanying you by water to New York. Pray, if you know anything of the Doctor, inform me.

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