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Letter from Richard Dobbs Spaight to Richard Caswell
Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802
June 12, 1787
Volume 20, Page 723

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(From Executive Letter Book.)

Philadelphia, 12th June, 1787.

Dear Sir:

I should have done myself the pleasure of writing to your Excellency oftener than I have done, but not being at Liberty to Communicate anything that passes in the Convention, I have nothing to write about.

The time it will require for the Convention to finish the business they have before them being entirely uncertain the deputies are of opinion that a further advance of two months’ Salary will be nesessary, and have wrote to your Excellency on that Subject by this Post, should your Excellency think proper to grant us warrants for two months’ Salary in addition to those we have already drawn, I shall be Much Obliged to you to put mine in the hands of Mr. John G. Blount, whom I have wrote to requesting him to take the Trouble of receiving it for me, and Changing & remitting it to me. No damage or loss can arise to the State from an advance as the Deputies account for the Sums they receive, and it is much better they should have to refund than to suffer for want of money to support them whilst they are in the Service of their Country, at a distance from their property and Connections.

I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency’s most Obedt. & most Humble Servt.,