To William Paca
Mount Vernon 19th Decr 1784.
The enclosed letter1 came under cover to me, after Sun-down this evening; I have the honor to inform your Excellency that I propose to be at Annapolis at the time appointed.2 Genl Gates will also attend, & I will give Colo. Blackburn notice of the appointed time. I have the honor to be &c.
William Paca (1740–1799), a well-to-do Maryland lawyer and planter, at this time was governor of the state.
1. The text of the enclosed letter from Lt. Gov. Beverley Randolph to Paca, 15 Dec, as it appears in the governor’s letter book is: “I do myself the honor to enclose to your Excy several resolutions of the general assembly of this State, which I request you will lay before the Legislature of Maryland. The importance of the object will I flatter myself insure the earliest attention of yr Excy.
“The Commissioners appointed on the part of this State will meet those that may be appointed by your State at Annapolis on the [ ] Day of [ ] in order to concert the most effectual measures for obtang the end proposed” (Vi).