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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Richard Caswell to Patrick Henry
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
June 21, 1786
Volume 18, Page 658

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, June 21st, 1786.


I had the honor to receive your Excellency's letter on the 23rd February last, respecting the appointment of Commissioners for the purpose of considering the Trade of the United States, the only apology I have for not answering it sooner is, that I flattered myself with the expectation of a meeting of our General Assembly previous to the time by your Commissioners proposed for the General meeting of the Delegates, but as this cannot happen I have taken the opinion of the Council who have advised me to appoint Commissioners on the part of this State, and recommended the Honbl. Abner Nash, Esqr., Alfred Moore, Hugh Williamson, John G. Blount and Philemon Hawkins, Esqrs., or any two of them for such appointment. I have written to those Gentlemen, and such of them as agree to attend will accordingly be appointed.

I have the Honor to be,
With the greatest respect and esteem, Sir,
Your Excellency's mo. ob. humbl. Servt,