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Our mutual Friend Mr Jay has recommended to me very warmly the bearer of this letter Mr Darby, as a Gentn whose curiosity leads him to this Country & who on account of Family Fortune & personal Accomplishments is entitled to much attention. He is eager to pay his Compliments to you & I am perswaded that he will feel himself happy in the reception he will meet with. I have the honor to be Dear...
I enclose the general Accounts of my Administration to the Close of the last Year. These may Satisfy Curiosity but they must give Pain to every good American and ought to Cover with Confusion those men who are the Authors of our Negligent Supineness. I am Sir very sincerely Your most Obedient & humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ Philadelphia, April 15, 1782. On November 10, 1782, Hamilton sent to Thomas Tillotson, his successor as receiver of continental taxes for the State of New York, a list of papers “relative to the office of Receiver of Taxes.” Item number three on that list was described as “farther instructions from the Superintendant to Alexander Hamilton dated as above.” The preceding letter was dated April...
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 7 Sept. 1776. On 12 Sept. GW wrote to Morris : “I have been honored with your favr of the 7th Inst.”
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 19 Jan. 1778. On 10 Feb. 1778 GW wrote Morris : “Your favor of the 19th Ulto by Colo. Armand came to my hands a few days ago.”
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 9 Dec. 1789. On 14 Dec. GW wrote to Morris : “I have been favored with the receipt of your letter of the 9th instant.”
I found it necessary, in order to get money for alleviating my distress, to sell Bills which I knew were to be negociated thro’ New York. The remittances coming in too slowly, induced my assent to a plan for bringing out the Specie. This was the money which I lately wrote to you about. I am &ca DLC : Papers of George Washington.
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.”
I am to request your Excellency that out of the Sums which may come to your Hands in the Manner already mentioned, You will endeavour after making the Payments of which I informed you in a former Letter, to transmit three thousand Dollars more to Mr Duer at Albany. I am Sir with great Respect, Your Excellency’s Most Obedient & Humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 14 Jan. 1777. On 19 Jan. GW wrote Morris : “Your favor of the 14th, with the despatches from Congress, came safe to hand.”
I have just now sent on the Counterparts of the Contract entered into with Messrs Duer and Parker. By the next Post I will transmit your Excellency a Copy of it, and make some Observations in Answer to your Letter on the Subject. In the Interim I pray you to believe me With sincere Respect and Esteem Your Excellency’s most obedient & humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Mr. R. Morris presents his Respectful Compts to his Excelly the Vice President of the United States & would with great pleasure have accepted his polite Invitation for Saturday next, but He expects to be on a journey through the Jerseys on that day. MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
I have received your Excellency’s favor of the twenty second Instant and in Consequence do myself the Honor to enclose (in Notes) one thousand Dollars for which I am to pray that you will be so kind as to transmit me Colo. Varicks Receipt in the usual form. I am Sir with Esteem & Respect your Excellency’s most Obedient & humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 5 Jan. 1789. On 15 Jan. GW acknowledged Morris’s “favor of the 5th.”
I have received your letter dated at Albany the 13th, Instant, as I can have no doubt but that your Efforts will be applyed to promote the Public Interests, I hope the Journey you propose to Poughkepsie may prove every way agreable to your Wishes. I am Sir    Your Most Obedient Servt. LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress . ; LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 31 Dec. 1776. GW wrote the Executive Committee of the Continental Congress on 1 Jan. 1777 : “I have the honor and pleasure of acknowledging your favors of the 28th and 31st Decr and Mr Morris’s of the 30th and 31st.”
I am to pray that your Excellency will cause the inclosed Letter containing Affidavits of the Plunder of Some Americans on Board a Flag by British Privateers to be transmitted. I am Sir Your Excellencys Most Obedient & humble servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 22 April 1778. On 27 April, GW wrote Morris , “I have your favr of the 22d instant.” The cover sheet of the letter, docketed “Manheim 22d Apl 1778 from Robt Morris Esqr. Ansd 27th,” is in DLC:GW . A few scattered words are readable in the margin of the cover’s verso: “of wh . . . shou’d . . . with Public . . . discreet.”
I have received the Letter which your Excellency did me the Honor to write on the 31st last Month. I pray you will accept my Thanks for the Information and the Observations contained in it which shall meet my careful Attention. With perfect Respect I have the honor to be Sir your Excellency’s most obedient and humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ Philadelphia ] June 30, 1795 . “You will receive enclosed a Sketch of your Account as it stands on my Books exclusive of the $10,000 of which only $500 has been paid. The remainder I shall remit you soon as possible….” LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress. This letter concerns Morris’s efforts to pay the balance of a debt which he owed to H. For information on this debt, see the...
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 21 April 1791. On 16 June GW acknowledged Morris’s “letter of the 21th of April.”
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 13 Dec. 1776. On 14 Dec. GW wrote to Morris : “I have before me your favor of yesterday.”
I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the eleventh Instant enclosing the Copy of a Letter from Colo. Varick. I enclose herein Notes to the amount of eight hundred Dollars for which I am to pray that your Excellency will take and transmit his Receipt as for so much received of Mr Swanwick for which he Colo. Varick is to be accountable. I am with Respect Your Excellency’s most obedient &...
I have received your Letter of the fifteenth of last Month and shall very gladly comply with your Wishes. Enclosed is a Letter which I have just now received from Europe and which I take the Opportunity of forwarding. I am Sir your most obedient and humble Servant, FC ( DLC : Robert Morris Papers). Enclosure not identified, but it may have been one or both of those from the Wakelin Welches of...
I do myself the Honor to enclose to your Excellency the Copy of a System for Issuing Provisions and Hospital Stores entered into with the Secretary at War. As he is now on his Way to Head Quarters I shall take the Liberty to refer your Excellency to him for those Observations which I should otherwise have written. I am Sir Your Excellency’s most obedient & humble Servant DLC : Papers of George...
I received your Excellency’s Letter of the fourth last Evening. I this Morning sent for Mr Francis, one of the Contractors, and directed him to purchase five hundred Barrels, for which I will pay the Cash, and five hundred more on Credit; and forward it on as fast as procured. I am, Sir, with great Respect Your Excellency’s most obedient & humble Servant, DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Having occasion to Answer a letter lately received from a Mr Creeden in New York, I beg leave to trouble You with the care of sending it in by such opportunity as may first occur. I am preparing Money for the Contractors their demands so immediately on the back of the Pay Master Generals Notes due the 1st Inst. press me closely. I am most truely Dear Sir Your affectionate hble servt NjP :...
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.
(I) two LS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania; copy: Library of Congress; (II) two LS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania; copy: Library of Congress I have left the enclosed Letter open for your Excellency’s Perusal and am to request that you will be Pleased to apply to the Court and learn what Opportunities may Offer for making the Shippments of Money within directed. The Alliance was...
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...