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In consequence of a Certificate dated 6. Septr. 1802 from your office under the Signature of Stephen Pleasonton Clerk in your absence, I have issued a Commission of Bankruptcy, among others, to Josiah Shinn & in consequence of a Notification thereof Isaiah Shinn has this day come forwarded [ sic ], & produces a Commission from the president appointing him a Commissioner of Bankruptcy, and says...
3 September 1802, New Brunswick. “I will thank you for a certificate from your office, by the mail, of the names of the General Commissioners of Bankruptcy appointed by the President of the United States for the New Jersey District, if any such are appointed, no notice thereof having reached me.” Draft ( NjR ). Robert Morris (ca. 1745–1815) was federal judge for the district of New Jersey,...
When I had the honor of seeing you, it escaped my recollection to mention the subject contemplated in the enclosed note; mr Fitzsimons told me the blank therein was occasioned by his having forgot at the time of writing it wether he had ten or twelve chairs. This furniture is elegant and well suited for your appartments, perhaps better than any other in America, and it may be had for less than...
As I know that you take pleasure in patronizing ingenious men of merit, I expect you will not think this an improper intrusion. The bearer of this letter is Mr Henry Foxall who has for a considerable time past been employed in Casting Cannon for the use of the United States, He is well skilled in the Iron business in all its branches & has performed his engagements with the Secy at War, Secy...
I was this day honoured with the receipt of your letter of the 26th. ulto. and immediately sent in quest of James Tate the person of whose Character You enquire, he came, and I communicated to him your intentions, he told me that he is now employed in the Custom House & that he thought it a duty he owed to the Collector Mr Latimer to consult him previous to any determination on his own part,...
The trustees of the Creditors of Peter Hasenclever & Co. are met and intend to proceed in & finish this business as soon as possible. You will please to take notice accordingly as far as you are concerned. With respect we are Sir your humble Servts. Copy, Miscellaneous Chancery Papers, American Iron Company, Clerk of the Court of Appeals, Albany, on deposit at Queens College, New York City....
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 8 Aug. 1798. On 19 Aug. GW wrote Morris : “Your favour of the 8th Instt was received the 16th.”
Philadelphia, June 6, 1798. “In a letter which I wrote to you on the 27th of October last you will find it Stated that Doctor Craigie stood indebted to me in the Sum of $6,250 which it was my wish that you should receive in discharge of the debt I owed you. Sometime after you wrote that Mr. Johnson Agent of Doctr Craigie informed you that this Claim was Assigned by me to Colo Ogden, and as I...
The bearer hereof Mr James Rees takes with him the deed for the genesee land which is to be lodged with you for my son Thomas and it may either be lodged with you as an Escrow to secure in the first instance the payment of the bala due to you which is $6002 as ⅌ the accot which is forwarded to Thomas so that you and he may settle and the remainder of the purchase money is to be paid to me but...
Dr. Alexander Hamilton Esqre in Accot. Currt. with Robert Morris Cr. 1794 Dollars 1794 Augt 2 To Cash paid this day 500.   June 4 By Cash received this day Dolls. 10,000.   1795 1797 July 18 To my Remittance this day in Harrison & Steretts Bills on J. H. Cazenove nephew & Co favr Josiah Bacon at 60 days Novr 27 By Int on $10,000 from 4 June 1794 to this day is 3 years 5 Mos 23 days 2088.33
You will find annexed the exact statement of your Acct with me for the ten thousand dollars which you lent me with the Interest computed to the 27th Novr last Balance in your favour on that day being $6002.25. This Balance my Son Tom is to assume with interest from that date accordingly I have closed the Acct in my Books by charging you and crediting him for the same which I hope will meet...
I have been a long time possessed of your letter of the 26 Decemr without replying, which has been Occasioned by my waiting to hear from my Son Thomas whether he had made any arrangement for paying the debt I owe you. It seems he wrote to me at New York on the 4th. inst but his Servant instead of putting the letter in the Post Office, put it with some others into his Trunk and took it to...
I have this day been informed that an attachment has been laid by your order in the Name of Mr Church, in the hands of Messrs Le Roy Bayard & McEvers, what this is for or why it is done I cannot conceive; your agency in its astonishes me, if it is for the balance of the Money you lent me , I shall deem my self more unfortunate than ever (altho sufficiently so before) to have such measures...
I have this minute received your favour of the 20th inst. and sit down immediately to acknowledge my fear that the mistake respecting Doctr Cragies Bond is with me, I am seperated from the Bulk of my Papers and when I wrote you respecting it I had only his letter agreeing for the purchase of the Land and terms of payment, not hearing from you I sent to Town a few days ago for the Bond...
As I make a point to trouble you with as few introductions as possible, I will make no other appology for the present one. This letter will be delivered by Mr Danl Lister an English young Gentn r⟨ecommende⟩d to me by Mr Richd Penn, Mr James Marshall & others as worthy of Attention & Civilities. He is going to the Southward after having travelled through the Eastern & Middle States and has...
I wrote to you some days ago, but have not yet heard in reply. I take the liberty to enclose herein a letter for Mr. Church and to ask your interference. If it is only his Money that he is Seeking I will get it for him, and I would fain hope that he does not wish to take advantage of my Necessities and obtain my property at less than its worth. I am willing to Sell it at a fair price to him if...
I informed you some time since that I was in Treaty for money to pay the interest due to you, it so happened that I could not bring the agreement to a close before the Citizens of Philadelphia began to disperse on account of the Yellow fever, and since they did so, it has been next to impossible to get any business done. They are now returning to their homes and I shall renew my negotiations...
In my last letter to you I said I saw the means of discharging my debt to you in consequence of the purchase made of the Indians and that your influence might be usefull in the recovery of the money, it is thus; Doctor Craigie in Co with Watson & Greenleaf purchased of Mr Saml. Ogden with my consent 100000 acres of Genesee land for which they paid, except $12500 Watson and Greenleaf were half...
I cannot help feeling some chagrin when I find you constantly treating the debt I owe you as if you were in danger of loosing it, because I wish to stand higher in your confidence than it seems is the case. I have assured you that you should not loose and I am happy to see my way clear to effect the payment pretty soon, perhaps some influen⟨ce o⟩n your part over those who are to pay may ⟨b⟩e...
I have received your favour of the 29th. with the Papers enclosed therewith and should have acknowledged the receipt of them immediately but that I observed you had inserted a larger Sum as the bala. of my Note than I thought could be due thereon & lest you may not have kept a regular acct of the payments I have made on that account I wrote Mr Cottringer to make an extract from My Books & you...
I cannot account for your not having Answered the letter of which the preceeding is a Copy, in any other way than by supposing it did not get to your hands, it was written so long since as the 23d of May last & sent by Post, and is of so important a nature that I waited with Anxiety supposing however that the papers were preparing and that you delayed writing untill they were ready. I am...
A 27 February 1793 Deed from R Morris & Wife to Herman LeRoy & others called 1000000 (but by bounds ) A2 20 of July 1793 Ditto to ditto ( called 800000 as before ) A3 No. 24 Decr. 1792
I hold ten Shares in the Western Canal Navigation of new york on which there has been paid $1070, and a Call of $25 ⅌ Share was due the 1st May last & remains to be paid with 6 ⅌ Ct Interest from that time. I don’t know what State of Credit these Shares stand at present, but am confident they will be a most productive property hereafter. If you will take these Shares credit me for the amot I...
Your letter of yesterday is this moment recd and I take my pen upon the first impulse to tell you not to be uneasy, I will pay you every farthing principal & interest, have patience for my measures to operate & rely yourself with Confidence. The Nature of your debt ties me at all events & it shall be paid. As to Mr Church’s Security how can it be doubted. I told you before that Mr Marshall is...
Your letter of yesterday is arrived and the Contents are very Acceptable, I hope the business in the Chancerry Court will soon be dismissed and the Certificate returned to me with that addition. Accept my Congratulations on the arrival of Mr Church & his Family and I will thank you to present Mrs Morris’s & mine to Mr & Mrs. Church with the Assurance of the pleasure it will give us to See them...
I cannot account for the little notice that has been taken of some of my latest letters to you, but I hope the present will obtain your favourable attention. When Capt. Williamson agreed to give up the Lien which my Deed gave to Colo Smith, it was expressly mention’d by me & agreed by him that the Suit which had been Commenced in the Court of Chancerry by Colo Walker should be withdrawn & the...
I forwarded by Post the letter mentiond in the annexed from Mr Parish, under a Blank Cover to your address (being then hurried). You will judge wether the Contents of the annexed will be any gratification to Mr La Fayette to whom I pray my Compts. Mrs Morris & Maria desire their best & affectionate regards to Mrs Washington & Miss Custis. We were happy in the Company of Master Custis yesterday...
Peter Goelet Robert Morris & William Popham Trustees for all the Creditors of Peter Hassenclever and others under an Attachment &c   To Alexander Hamilton } Deed dated the fourth day of April An: Dom 1797. in Consideration of two thousand four hundred and twenty two pounds thirteen shillings and ten pence for a Tract of Land situate lying and being in the Manor of Cosby, on the North side of...
I wrote a few lines from Mr Nicholsons house on Saturday whilst waiting to see Mr Mather; he did not come there untill I was obliged to come away, but Mr Nicholson informs me he came afterwards and that they are likely to effect an Arrangement for the Bill of Exchange and that Mr Mather has written to stay any proceedings in New York untill they hear again from him. This being a debt of Mr...
I have this moment received yours of yesterday with the deed to Mr Cottringer for which accept my thanks. Mr Ralph Mather the last endorser of the bill on which Mr Bridgon threatens to bring suit, has opened a negotiation here with Mr Nicholson respecting it, and as I hope an arrangement will be made so as to satisfy the owners of sd Bill you will be good enough to prevail on them to wait the...
You have herewith the Copy of a letter from Mr Bridgen to me & my reply which you will cause to be delivered, if they will apply to Mr Nicholson the business will be accomplished with him but if they possitively will not, I must request you to adjust the matter on my behalf on the best terms & longest time you can obtain. I am impatiently waiting an Answer to my last letter on the business...
On the day I wrote you last, Mr Westerloe left at my House Yours of the 23d. I expect the pleasure of his company soon. I hope Mr Bridgon’s Clients will as was proposed in my last letter to you come or send to Mr Nicholson who is disposed to put their demand upon the most satisfactory footing in his power, & I expect the business may be so settled as that the Money will be forth coming sooner...
Mr Tilghman authorizes me to tell you that our Law respecting endorsements is exactly the same as the Law of England & that 20 ⅌ Ct is the Amot of Damages on protested Bills drawn here upon Europe. Mr. Nicholson is returned to this City & I think the holders of his bill should Apply to him for payment. I think he would make some arrangement with them so as to secure the payment and allow...
Your favour of the 4th only reached me Yesterday. I will get Mr Tilghman or Mr Lewis to write to you on the point you desire. In the mean time as I am anxious to have the Land business settled, I think it best to have the papers assigned to Mr Garrett Cottringer in such manner as to Vest him with the right for the present and as that he may release or convey to me my or my order hereafter. The...
Your letter of the 21st inst. is just received none of a previous date in reply to mine of 31st Ulto ever reached me, nor have I received from you any acknowledgement of the receipt of my letter to you of 7th Inst. which was sent by Captn Williamson in order to have the mortgage to Colo Smith removed & the suit in Chancery brought by Colo Walker discharged. This latter is a very important...
I have arranged with Capt Chas Williamson for the debt Contracted with Colo Wm S. Smith in August 1791 of which fifty Thousand Dollars. in Six ⅌ Ct Stock remains to be transferred and delivered & for the performance thereof I have given to Capt. Williamson Assignee of Colo Smith a satisfactory Security, in Consequence Whereof that Tract of Land in the Genesee Country for which I gave Colo...
You will find annexed hereto the Copy of a letter just received from Charles Bridgen Esqr. and enclosed my Answer, which after reading You will be kind enough to send to him. I suppose myself to be founded in saying that the suit contemplated, cannot be brought against me, otherwise no Man whose Name is on another Mans paper, can be safe, At any rate I request your Aid as a professional Man...
On the 25th of August last I had the honor to state in my letter of that date what had been the tenor of my Conduct in regard to the pre-emption right which I had acquired by purchase of the State of Massachusets to a Tract of Country within the State of Newyork and to request of the President of the United States that He would "Nominate and appoint a Commissioner to be present and preside at...
I intended to have sent you Bank notes. Disappointments which are in this City day by day happening have prevented, but the above draft of Joseph Higbie in favor of Garrett Cottringer for $1000 will be honored and you can have it discounted, so that I hope this Remittance will answer the Purpose and you will Credit me for the same. I am truly   Yrs J Higbies draft 8 Decr at 30 ds on Robinson &...
I am but just returned from the City of Washington after a long absence, and find your letter of the 10 Inst with others awaiting me, as yet I hardly know my Position, what I can or cannot do, but after looking round and counting Claims & Resources I will write to you again and you may rest assured that I will do all I can for your Convenience, for I am your constant & faithful Friend & Servt...
Mr D. Russell of Boston, son of the late Thos Russell Esqre, has requested me to present the Book sent herewith to you in his Name which I do with pleasure as I respected & esteemed the deceased very much. With great Respect & Regard I am Yrs DLC : Robert Morris Papers.
Altho I am very averse to interest myself about the disposition of Public Offices, yet when the Calls of Friendship operate strongly in favour of a Worthy Man, who is qualified to perform the Duties of the Station aimed at, with reputation to himself & utility to the Public, I find it impossible to resist And it is upon those principles that I recommend my Old Colleague in Congress, Geo....
In the year 1791 I purchased of the State of Massachusetts a Tract of Country lying within the boundaries of the State of New York, which had been ceded by the latter to the former State, under the Sanction and with the concurrence of the Congress of the United States. This Tract of Land is bounded by the East, by the Genesee River, to the North, by Lake Ontario, to the West partly by Lake...
Your favor of the 20th I have received & will most chearfully comply with your requisition by remitting $1500 which if I can shall go in this letter and if in the Course of my negotiations I can meet with notes or drafts upon New York suitable for the remaining Payment they shall be sent you, but if I do not obtain Such you may rely that I will fulfill my Promise in regard to that Payment or...
I was disappointed in not seeing you as expected before your departure. In reply to your favor of the 9th. I must first tell you, that if certain Negotiations which I am working at succeed I will pay you sooner than you expect, but if they fall through as many others have done I will at all Events take up my Note by paying Principal and Interest within nine months from this date & as much...
I am sorry that the Omission & inaccuracy of description in the Mortgage Deed as expressed in your letter of the 26 Inst. should have occasioned you any farther Trouble in Mr Churchs Business. The Omission of the name was owing to that Tract not having been conveyed to the parties for whom it was intended by Colo Ogden, who made an Agreement short of my terms the Object being to discharge...
I wrote a letter last night to you & one to Mr Church, but as these must go by some private hand who will carry Safe my Bond & Mortgage I send this by Post to let you know that those papers are duly executed & the Mortgage acknowledged by Mrs Morris & myself before Judge Wilson. They shall be sent by the first safe Conveyance I can meet with by Dr Sir   Yrs LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library...
When you received the Bond & Mortgage Deed transmitted herewith which are dated the 16 Instant you will perceive that there has been all the sincerity in my Professions which you could expect. I have from you experienced that degree of Confidence which consisted with my Character and I have been gratified thereby but the extreme solicitude that has lately appeared on your part leads me to...
via New York Copy ⅌ Wm Penn Colo Hamilton transmitted to me your letter of the 20 Febry last, wherein you complain that I had done wrong & treated you unfriendly “in having prevailed upon him to cancel the Mortgage I had given him on an Estate in Philadelphia, when the Agreemt was expressly made with my Son that the Mortgage should remain as Security to you untill the deferred stock was...
Your letter dated April 9th. but which was written yesterday, I presume, came to hand this Morning and I have since the receipt of it and of one from Colo Ogden seen Colo Walker who tells me that he left power with you to adjust with the latter the business of the Mortgage formerly granted by me to Colo W. Smith on behalf of Mr Pulteney &c., therefore I presume it has been settled in some way...