George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Morris, 5 September 1793

To Robert Morris

Thursday Morning 5th Septr 1793

Dear Sir,

The enclosed is, at Mr Powells request, returned to you; with my thanks for the perusal.1

I take the liberty (and for the reason therein mentioned) to lay before you General Spotswoods letter to me respecting his Son—assuring you at the sametime that it is for the sole purpose of complying with his request it is done—& not that I wish, in the smallest degree to urge the request further than it may coincide entirely with your own convenience & Plans.2 Yours always and Affectionately

Go: Washington


1The enclosure has not been identified.

2GW was referring to Alexander Spotswood’s letter of 27 Aug. 1793. Spotswood’s attempt to have his son John Augustine Spotswood appointed to a berth on one of Morris’s merchant ships was unsuccessful (GW to Spotswood, 3 Oct.).

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