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Letter from William Blount to Richard Caswell
Blount, William, 1749-1800
November 05, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 777-778

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New York, November 5th, 1786.


I arrived here last Night and to-day I have seen the Commissioners of the Treasury who inform me that they wrote your Excellency some time past respecting the Tobacco belonging to the State of North Carolina, in which they had informed you that they had not received a better offer from any other hand than those made by Morris and Romayne, and that as the Council of North Carolina had resolved that neither of their offers ought to be accepted, it was not in their power to do anything with it. The Secretary of the Board has promised to give me a duplicate of the Commissioners'

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Letter and if he does I shall forward it by this or the first Conveyance that offers after I receive it. At present there are only Members of Congress enough in Town to represent four or five States; when there will be a sufficient Number to form Congress I can form no opinion. Mr. Nash yet continues much indisposed and I fear will not shortly be able to attend Congress; this makes it more essentially necessary that some other of the Gentlemen in the Delegation should come on without delay, which I hope will be the Case.

I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency's Most Obedient
And Humble Servant,