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Circular letter from Richard Caswell to Alfred Moore et al.
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 10, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 681-682

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, July 10th, 1786.



Having received from Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania and some other of the United States, Acts and Resolutions of such States, respecting the appointment of Commissioners to take into consideration the trade of the United States and to report to the several States such a Draft of an Act, relative thereto, as will best promote the Commercial Interest of the United States, I laid them before the Council who, on observing the time proposed by those States for the meeting to be on the first Monday in September next, at the City of Annapolis, which Time being prior to that appointed for the meeting of the General Assembly, thought proper to advise me to appoint Commissioners on the part of this State and recommended Abner Nash, Alfred Moore, Hugh Williamson, John Gray Blount & Philemon Hawkins, Esquires, or any two of them to be so appointed, who are to attend at the time and place aforesaid; or at any other Time or place that may be judged more proper, and that the Governor grant warrants on the Treasurer in favor of such of the Commissioners as shall signify to him their intentions of attending, for one hundred pounds each, such Commissioners to be accountable for the same.

Mr. Nash has signified it will be agreeable to him to go on this business; and the design of this is to acquaint you with the Resolve of Council and request you will be pleased to write me whether it will be agreeable to you to accept the appointment, in which case I

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shall forward you a Commission, the Warrants, and such Copies of the papers laid before me as may be proper for your further information.

I have the honor to be,
With great Respect & Esteem Sir,
Your most obedient Servant,