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conforming, in every iostance, to the act of our said assembly under which you are appointed.

Witness, Richard Caswell, Esq. our governour, cap

tain-general and commander in chief, under his hand and our great seal, at Kinston, the 24th day of February, in the eleventh year of our independence, Anno Dom. 1787.

RICH. CASWELL.

[l.s.]

By His Excellency's command.

Winston Caswell, P. Sec’ry.

THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

To the Honourable RichARD DOBBS SPAIGHT, Esq.

Grecting.

Whereas our general assembly, in their late session, holden at Fayette-Ville, by adjournment, in the month of January last, did elect you the said Richard Dobbs Spaight, with Richard Caswell, Alexander Mar. tin, William Richardson Davie and Willie Jones, Esqrs. deputies to attend a convention of delegates from the several United States of America, proposed to be held in the city of Philadelphia, in May next, for the purpose of revising the federal constitution.

We do therefore, by these presents, nominate, commissionate and appoint you the said Richard Dobbs Spaight, one of the deputies for and in behalf of us, to meet with our other deputies at Philadelphia, on the first day of May next, and with them, or any two of them, to confer with such deputies as may have been, or shall be appointed by the other states, for the purposes aforesaid: To hold, exercise and enjoy the said appointment, with all powers, authorities and emolu. ments to the same incident and belonging, or in any wise appertaining, you conforming, in every instance, to the act of our said assembly under which you are appointed.

Witness, Richard Caswell, Esq. our governour, cap

tain-general and commander in chief, under his hand and our great seal, at Kinston, the 14th day of April, in the eleventh year of our independence, Anno Dom. 1787.

RICH. CASWELL.

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His Excellency RICHARD CASWELL, Esq. Governour, Captain..

General and Commander in Chief in and over the State aforesaid.

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting.

WHEREAS by an act of the general assembly of the said state, passed the 6th day of January last, entitled, “ An act for appointing deputies from this state to a “convention proposed to be held in the city of Phila“ delphia, in May next, for the purpose of revising the “ federal constitution,” among other things it is enacted, " That five commissioners be appointed by joint " ballot of both houses of assembly, who, or any three “ of them, are hereby authorized as deputies from this “ state, to meet at Philadelphia, on the 1st day of May

next, then and there to meet and confer with such

deputies as may be appointed by the other states “ for similar purposes, and with them to discuss and “ decide upon the most effectual means to remove the 6 defects of our federal union, and to procure the en. “ larged purposes which it was intended to effect; and " that they report such an act to the general assembly " of this state, as, when agreed to by them, will effec“ tually provide for the same :?' And it is by the said act further enacted, “ That in case of the death or re

signation of any of the deputies, or of their declining “ their appointments, his excellency the governour, “ for the time being, is hereby authorized to supply “ such vacancies.” And whereas in consequence of the said act, Richard Caswell, Alexander Martin, William Richardson Davie, Richard Dobbs Spaight and Willie Jones, Esqrs. were by joint ballot of the two houses of assembly, elected deputies for the purposes aforesaid : And whereas the said Richard Caswell hath resigned his said appointment as one of the deputies aforesaid :

Now know ye, That I have appointed, and by these presents do appoint the honourable William Blount, Esq. one of the deputies to represent this state in the convention aforesaid, in the room and stead of the aforesaid Richard Caswell, hereby giving and granting to the said William Blount, the same powers, privileges and emoluments which the said Richard Caswell would have been vested with or entitled to, had he continued in the appointment aforesaid.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the state,

at Kinston, the 23d day of April, Anno Dom. 1787, and in the eleventh year of American independence.

RICH. CASWELL.

By His Excellency's command.

WINSTON Caswell, P. Sec'ry.

[l.s.)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

His Excellency RICHARD Caswell, Esq. Governour, Captain

General and Commander in Chief in and over the State afore. said.

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting.

WHEREAS by an act of the general assembly of the said stale, passed the 6th day of January last, entitled, “ An act for appointing deputies from this state to a “convention proposed to be held in the city of Phila

delphia, in May next, for the purpose of revising the “ federal constitution,” among other things it is enacled, " That five commissioners be appointed by joint 6 ballot of both houses of assembly, who, or any three " of them, are hereby authorized as deputies from this state, to meet at Philadelphia, on the first day of May

next, then and there to meet and confer with such “ deputies as may be appointed by the other states for “similar purposes, and with them to discuss and decide upon

the most effectual means to remove the

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“ defects of our federal union, and to procure the en..

larged purposes which it was intended to effect, and " that they report such an act to the general assembly “of this state, as, when agreed to by them, will effec“tually provide for the same.” And it is by the said act further enacted, 6 That in case of the death or re

signation of any of the deputies, or their declining “their appointments, his excellency the governour, for " the time being, is hereby authorized to supply such " vacancies."

And whereas in consequence of the said act, Richard Caswell, Alexander Martin, William Richardson Davie, Richard Dobbs Spaight, and Willie Jones, Esqrs. were by joint ballot of the two houses of assembly elected deputies for the purposes aforesaid.

And whereas the said Willie Jones bath declined his

appointment as one of the deputies aforesaid.

Now know ye, That I have appointed, and by these presents do appoint the honourable Hugh Williamson, Esq. one of the deputies to represent this state in the convention aforesaid, in the room and stead of the aforesaid Willie Jones, hereby giving and granting to the said Hugh Williamson the same powers, privileges and emoluments which the said Willie Jones would have been vested with and entitled to, had he acted under the appointment aforesaid.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the state,

at Kinston, the 3d day of April, Anno Dom. 1787, and in the eleventh year of American independence.

RICH. CASWELL.

[2.s.]

By His Excellency's command.

DALLAM Caswell, Pro. Sec’ry.

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