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Letter from Richard Caswell to James White
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 22, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 582-583

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, March 22nd, 1786.


I expected to have the honor of receiving from you information of the Time of your setting out for Congress, but as I had not, and being strongly importuned by Congress to use my endeavors to prevail on the Delegates of this State to attend in their places, I sent an Express to Chatham, with a letter addressed to you on the subject, and at the same time wrote General Ramsey, in case you was set out, to inform me the time, and what length of time, you proposed staying in Congress. He answered that you had set out and intended to proceed with Mr. Bloodworth by water from Wilmington to New York, since which I have heard of your being in Wilmington, and now take the liberty of requesting you will be pleased to proceed as speedily as possible to New York, and take your Seat in Congress, of the time of your departure, you will oblige me by informing me, and how long you propose staying. I am advised by the Council on your signifying your intentions of staying in Congress till the first of November to give you a Draft on the Treasury for other four months allowance, which I shall be ready to comply with, on the receipt of such notice, in which case the Draft shall be delivered to your order.

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I expect Messrs. Blount and Bloodworth will be at Congress by the time you arrive, pray let me hear from you as soon as practicable.

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