Letter from Richard Caswell to Joseph Green
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
Volume 20, Pages 609-610
GOV. CASWELL TO COL. JOSEPH GREEN.
(From Executive Letter Book.)
Kinston, February 4th, 1787.
I wrote you the 30th Ultimo. that I had received official information of your being elected a Member of the Council of State for the Current year and requesting your attendance at this place the 2nd Instant, to qualify and enter on the duties of your appointment. The letter was put into the hands of Mr. George Linton who promised to deliver it to you the next day, whether he did or not I cannot
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learn as he is not yet returned and as one of the Members came on the 2d and two others this day, who are waiting and without another Member they cannot proceed to business, I am therefore constrained to send this Express requesting your attendance here to-morrow if possible, or that you will be pleased to inform me the reason you do not attend, whether it is agreeable to you to qualify, if it is not I shall be under the necessity of sending an Express to Bladen, Mecklenburg & Burke where three of the Members of Council reside, and dismissing the attending Members for the present, which will be delaying the business. However I flatter myself you will prevent that by your attendance which will be very agreeable to me, and will give a satisfaction to the Public in general and your Friends in particular.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedt. Servt.,