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Letter from Richard Caswell to Willie Jones
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
January 27, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 606-607

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Kinston, January 27th, 1787.

Dear Sir:

I did myself the Honor to write you from Fayetteville about the 7th or 8th Current, respecting your appointment as one of the Deputies to attend a Convention of Delegates for the purpose of revising the Federal Constitution at Philadelphia in May next.

Believe me that it would give me much pleasure to be informed that this service is agreeable to you and that you mean to attend it, in that case I will forward you a Warrant on the Collector of Port Roanoke, to whom I have written in Consequence of a Resolve of the Assembly to Retain in his hands Monies for the purpose, for three months allowance this being Judged by Col. Martin and Mr. Spaight a sum necessary. But Sir, if it is not convenient for you to accept the appointment it will become my duty to appoint some other Gentlemen to fill the vacancy & of this the sooner I obtain notice the better as it will give me more time to inquire for a proper person and

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him greater time to prepare for the Journey, but this I sincerely wish you to save me from the disagreeableness of having to do.

Be pleased to write me as soon as opportunity presents.

With great respect and esteem,
I am Dear Sir, your most obedt. and
Very humble Servant,