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title:“Richard Dobbs Spaight to John Gray Blount”
authors:Richard Dobbs Spaight
date written:1787-9-2

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Spaight, Richard Dobbs. "Letter to John Gray Blount." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 256-57. Print.
Autograph Letter Signed, North Carolina Division of Archives and History

Richard Dobbs Spaight to John Gray Blount (September 2, 1787)

Philadelphia Sunday Evening 2d. September 1787 My Dearest I am much obliged to you for your kind offer to meet me at N. York and I wish very heartily I could now tell you with any certainty when I may probably be so happy as to arrive there, but we meet with so many unforseen delays that I can yet fix no time with any degree of precision, tho I still hope it may be in about a fortnight. . . . RICHARD DOBBS SPAIGHT TO JOHN GRAY BLOUNT Philadelphia 2 September 1787 Dear Sir I have for a long time past flattered myself that every post would bring me a letter from you in answer to those I have wrote you but have not as yet been favored with a single line. My situation here is extremely distressing as I expected when I came away only to stay six weeks or two months at farthest. I made a money provision merely for that term, and out of that, forty one dollars still remain in the hands of Mr. Blackledge who was to send them after me, but I have not heard from him since I left No. Carolina. I have now overstayed this term. I counted upon two months and shall be here till tomorrow week when I hope to get away provided I can get money to pay off my accounts here and bear my expences home. While I have no other means of doing than by borrowing and no other way of doing that, than to get some friend to lend me his name to a note for thirty days and get it discounted at the bank and depend for the payment of it on the remittance I expect you will make for me. You will therefore do me an essential service by remitting on the best terms you can such monies as you have received upon my account as speedily as possible. I suppose you will send the remittance to Stuart and Bars. I will then leave directions with them to whom to pay it. The Convention will I imagine finish their business by next saturday in that case if I can be supplied with cash I shall leave this the monday following. I am with regard & esteem Your most Opt. Ser. Rich. Dobbs Spaight

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