George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Rawle, 6 July 1787

From William Rawle

Third Street [Philadelphia] 6th July 1787


I have the honor to transmit to you as President of the Convention, a resolve of the directors of the Library Company in this City.1 I am Sir with perfect respect your most obedient humble servant

W: Rawle

LS, DNA: RG 360, Records of the Federal Convention.

William Rawle (1759–1836), who returned to Philadelphia from London in 1782 and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1783, became a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1786. In 1791 GW appointed him U.S. attorney for Pennsylvania.

1The enclosed resolution of the Library Company reads: “At a meeting of the directors of the Library company of Philadelphia on Thursday the 5th July 1787 Resolved. That the librarian furnish the gentlemen who compose the Convention now sitting with such books as they may desire during their continuance at Philadelphia, taking receipts for the same. By order of the directors, W: Rawle secretary.”

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