George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Robert Morris, 16 August 1777

From Robert Morris

Philadelphia August 16. 1777

Dear sir

Agreeable to your Excellencys desire in your favour of the 14th Current, I have taken from the Minutes of the Committee of Congress who resided here last Winter, an account of the Silver sent you to Trenton, as underneath. I must assure you that it affords me true pleasure to be favoured with your Commands and that my best wishes are constantly for your health and prosperity being most respectfully Dr sir Your Affte and Obedient humble servant

Robt Morris

December 31. 1776 sent per John Hay an Express

410 Spanish
Milled Dollars @ 7/6
Crowns 7/6
Do 3/9
Shillings 1/6
  2 En: .15.0 
   ½ French . 3.9 
 10½ En: .15.9 
Penna Curry £155: 9:6 
deduct ⅕th 31. 1.10
Lawful £124. 7.8 

LS, DLC:GW. GW docketed the addressed cover of the LS: “Acct of Specie recd from Rob. Morris Esq. 31st Decr 1776 £124.7.8 Lawful.”

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