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Letter from Richard Caswell to William Richardson Davie
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
January 27, 1787
Volume 20, Page 607

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Kinston, January 27th, 1787.


I had the honour of writing to you at Fayetteville about three weeks past on the subject of your appointment as one of the Deputies of this State to the proposed Convention at Philadelphia in May next for the purpose of revising the Federal Constitution.

As it is my duty to supply the Gentlemen who go on the service with Warrants on the Collectors for their public allowance, the sooner it is done I persuade myself the greater will be the probability of their obtaining the money, so as to answer the design of the grant of the Assembly. It also is my duty in case of a vacancy to supply it by a new appointment, under these circumstances. Be pleased, Sir, to inform me as speedily as possible whether you accept the appointment of the Assembly in this particular, if you do I will forward a warrant on the Collector of Port Roanoke for three Months allowance, which seems to be the time supposed by Mr. Martin and Mr. Spaight to be necessary to be allowed for going to, attending the Convention and returning from thence, and in case of your declining the service, which I hope you will not, I may look for some other Gentleman in Time who may be prevailed on to engage in the business.

Your answer by the Bearer, if Convenient will oblige, Sir,
Your most Obedient and very humble Servant,