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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Blount to Richard Caswell
Blount, William, 1749-1800
December 13, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 793-794

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New York, December 13th, 1786.


The enclosed paper contains the latest accounts that have reached this City from the convulsed State of Massachusetts.

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No Congress formed yet; only South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania represented; New York and Massachusetts have been here but have gone to New Haven to endeavor to settle, by way of compromise with other Commissioners, the dispute between those two States respecting Territory; both these States are now daily expected back and it is supposed that the Delegates of Connecticut and New Jersey, will make their Appearance as soon as possible after they are informed of the return of the aforementioned States from New Haven, so that a Congress may be expected to be formed in a few days.

I wrote you some days past and informed you of the death of my Colleague, Mr. Nash.

I have the Honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant,