George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jacob Morgan, 9 May 1794

From Jacob Morgan

Philadelphia, 9th May 1794.


In compliance with the request of my Fellow-Citizens, I have the honor to lay before you, a Copy of the Resolutions which were yesterday unanimously adopted, at their General Meeting, to express their sense relative to the, pro[po]sition depending in Congress, for imposing an Excise upon certain Domestic Manufactures.1 I am, Sir, Your Most Obed. Hble servt

Jacob Morgan Chairman

LS, DLC:GW. Jacob Morgan (1742-1802), a sugar refiner and brigadier general of Pennsylvania militia, represented the county of Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1793-94.

1The meeting on 8 May was pursuant to a call by an earlier meeting of tobacconists and sugar refiners (Callender, Short History of Excise Laws, 64-66). For a description of the 8 May meeting as an assembly of "about three hundred of the lower class of people" misled by "demagogues," see Samuel Hodgdon to Alexander Hamilton, 9 May (Hamilton Papers description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends , 16:397-99).

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