Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Robert Morris, 14 September 1782

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


I enclose you a copy of a letter from the Governor of the 2d instant by which you will see his hopes; ⟨mine⟩ are not so good.3 In this ⟨vicinity,⟩4 always delinquent, little is doing.

ADfS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1H probably enclosed the papers sent to him by Robert Benson on September 10, 1782.

2The 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.

4Material in broken brackets is from JCHW description begins John C. Hamilton, ed., The Works of Alexander Hamilton (New York, 1851). description ends , I, 306–07.

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