Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Cooper, and
David A. Ogden to Thomas FitzSimons,
Joseph Higbee, and Robert Morris, Junior1
[New York, November, 1800. The description of this letter in the dealer’s catalogue reads: “deals with legal matters.” Letter not found.]
LS, sold by Goodspeed’s Bookstore, Boston, February, 1942.
FitzSimons, Higbee, and Robert Morris, Jr., Robert Morris’s oldest son, held one hundred seventy-five thousand acres of the Morris Reserve in trust for Robert Morris “to secure the payment of sundry debts in that deed enumerated, being debts arising from disinterested Loans of money or names, or attended with circumstances that rendered them of superior claim upon my Justice or Integrity. This conveyance is dated 14th February 1798 …” (Morris, In the Account of Property description begins Robert Morris, In the Account of Property (King & Baird, Printers, No. 9 Sansom Street [Philadelphia], n.d.). description ends , 3–4).