To William Tilghman1
[New York] July 15  “I sent you about a fortnight since in a packet … a Deed to be executed by Mr and Mrs. R Morris & to be afterward recorded, requesting your attention to it. Not having heared from you concerning it, I fear it may have miscarried. Do me the favor to advise me by a line how this is, & if received what has been done.”
ALS, James Monroe Law Office Museum, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
1. Tilghman, a native of Maryland, had moved from Philadelphia on the eve of the American Revolution to his family’s property in Chestertown, Maryland. He remained in Maryland, where he served in the Maryland Ratifying Convention and in the Maryland Assembly and Senate until 1794, when he opened a law office in Philadelphia.