To Robert Morris
Albany Sepr. 14th 1782
I have the honor to acknowlege the receipt of your letter of the 29th. of August; the contents of which shall be executed.
I have just received by the post accounts of the specific supplies furnished by this state; copies of which I shall prepare to be transmitted to you by the next post, as I am to return the Originals, which are for the inspection of the legislature.1 I hope to add to these accounts of the money supplied.
I have written to you a number of letters since my journey to Poughkepsie; of which as they contain some things of a confidential nature, I am not without anxiety to learn the safe arrival. I should also have been happy to have received your instructions against the meeting of the Committee, which is to take place to morrow.2 As they will have other business, if I hear from you by the next post it will not be too late. I am at a loss to know whether I ought to press the establishment of permanent funds or not; though unless I receive your instructions following my own apprehensions of what are probably your views, I shall dwell upon this article.
I have the honor to be With perfect respect Sir Your most Obed serv
ADfS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. H probably enclosed the papers sent to him by Robert Benson on September 10, 1782.
2. The committee, established by the legislature during the July session, was a joint committee that was charged with devising a system for establishing funds within the state and a system for the more effective collection of taxes. See H to Morris, July 22, 1782, note 9.