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Letter from Hugh Williamson to Richard Caswell
Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819
March 19, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 643-644

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Edenton, 19 March, 1787.

Dear Sir:

On the 17th Inst. I received yours of the 14th and Consider myself extremely flattered by your Excellency’s Recommendation and the Unanimous approbation of Council to a Trust that requires much Political Knowledge—one to which I feel myself very incompetent, tho’ I have devoted many an hour to Studying the True Interest of

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this State & of the Union at large. However, as I have a constant and sincere desire to serve the State & am very desirous in every case to fulfill the Expectations of my Friends, I shall hold myself in readiness to attend at the Convention of Philadelphia. Some Merchantile Friends here have, with Civility, requested me to charge them with the care of some Business that might otherwise have claimed my Attention. Your Excellency will therefore be so good as to forward the Draughts and Commission. I presume that according to an Act of Congress dated the 21st Feb’y the Convention is to meet at Philadelphia on the Second Monday in May.

I have the honor to be with the utmost regard, Dear Sir,
Your most obedient and very humble Servt.,