From Edmund Pendleton
Caroline County Virga Sepr 11. 1793
I am Hond with the Commands of a very respectable body of Citizens, my County men, to transmit to Yr Excellency the inclosed Copy of certain Resolutions which they yesterday judged it wise & necessary to enter into, declaratory of their Sentiments on certain Political Subjects.
I can truly say that the Numbers, their information as to the Subjects discussed, but above all their pure Patriotism, untainted by the baneful influence of Attachment to Party, rendered the meeting very respectable. Their resolutions must speak for themselves, And I can only say that if they shall contribute in any degree towards the Smothering the seeds of dissention in Embrio, and preserving the peace & happiness of America, our wishes will be gratified.
The meeting judged that this mode of transmitting the genuine Effusions of their sincere respect for, confidence in, & lasting gratitude to you, Sir, would be at least as acceptable, as if accompanied by a formal address; and for that reason only, forbore to give you that trouble. I have the Honr to be with sentiments of the most profound respect & Esteem Your Excellys mo. humble & Obt Servt
ALS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.