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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.
This letter which I take the liberty to enclose, came to my hands this day whilst in Senate, and however unwilling I am to trespass on your Excellency, yet the justice due to an absent Individual obliges me to communicate it altho I do not see under present circumstances that Major Fishbourne can derive the benefit which he aims at. I have the honor to be Your Excellency s most Obed. Servt ALS...
I had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 6th Instant, and should have replyed to the Contents by the last Mail, had not other Engagements prevented it. I always understood that if the Bank stock was to be replaced, I was to pay the Dividends, but as Interest must be allowed on the amount of the Warrants deposited, during the time that payment is delayed, I also understood that the...
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 have been favored with the receipt of your letter of the 9th instant —In reply to the object of its enclosure, I can only observe that Mr Hamilton is a Gentleman of whom I am inclined to think well, and to believe qualified for the office he solicits: But the rule, which I have prescribed to myself, being intended to preserve a freedom of choice in all nominations, forbids any engagement...
The Memorial which you will find inclosed herewith, Speaks so plain a Language as not to stand in need of Explanation, and the occasion such as not to require appology. The request which it contains being supported by considerations of public Justice, will I am sure from that Motive, meet your favour. With Sentiments of the most perfect Esteem and respect. I have the Honor to be Sir Your most...
(private) Dear Sir New York 13th March 1790 The letters sent herewith are from Madam De Miralles, after you have had them translated so that you can be informed of her wishes I will do myself the Honor to wait upon you in order to Converse on the Subject —with perfect respect your obedient & hble servt ALS , DLC:GW . Maria Josepha Elirio de la Puente Miralles was the widow of Don Juan de...
Mr B. Livingston delivered your favour of the 30th. ulto. on Thursday which He has made the needfull inquiries and is perfectly satisfied as to the Value & Title of my Ten Alley Estate. But your letter to me and instructions to him have raised two difficulties which I did not expect. You require the payment to be made in London, nothing of this kind was mentioned that I recollect. My...
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 21 April 1791. On 16 June GW acknowledged Morris’s “letter of the 21th of April.”
The exportation of Rice from America to Spain, has I think been in a progressive State for some years. Bread Grains and Meals are Received in Spain from the U S without any obligation to be exported. Consequently may be Consumed in Spain or exported to their Colonies and in Times of Scarcity are actually Consumed in Spain to large extent. The prohibition to the importation of American flour...
On the evening of the 16th. instant I was honoured with yours of the 13th. enclosing the petition of Benjamin Freeman in behalf of his son Clarkson Freeman , and signifying the Presidents instructions thereon. In complyance therewith I beg leave to inform That Doctor Clarkson Freeman was apprehended (with difficulty and danger to the officer, as I understood,) in the beginning of March 1791 on...
On the fifth instant I received the enclosed from the Attorney of the United States for this District, and forward it for the Presidents further information of the case of Clarkson Freeman. It appears from it that a pardon to him is already filled up, and resting in Mr. Ogdens hands. The opperation of it, under all the circumstances, will necessarily become a question before the Court, if he...
The multiplicity of my engagements did not hinder me from Considering in conjunction with Mr Greenleaf the Contents of your letter of the 26th of last Month, altho those engagements occupied me too much to admit of an earlier reply. We viewed and considered the proposition you were pleased to make, several times, and finally came to the conclusion, that due regard to our own interests would...
You will See by the enclosed Note of Mr John Ross, the pointed terms in which he calls for my aid in accomplishing the Settlement of his Accounts with the U S. If any thing I can say to you will add Weight to his application, I beg you will consider it as said. Mr Ross certainly executed the Public Business well, his Shipments were most useful when they arrived & the Public were great Gainers...
I have before me your Friendly & Polite letter of the 18th. inst. and without making any professions, I shall only give you the assurance that every future opportunity of Social intercourse or agreeable business that may offer between you & me or your Family & mine will on my part be Seized with Avidity and I have not the smallest doubt of the continuance of that Friendship & Harmony that has...
On the third of this month I received your letter of the 20th Feby and since a Copy of it. The bargain which my son made with you for the deferred Debt was an unpleasant transaction to me, but it was always my determination to comply with it, and with this view I had determined to make you a Consignment of a number of Shares in a plan which I have formed for the Sale Improvement and Settlement...
I am much at a loss for an Apology to you but if the truth will form one you shall have it. When I received your letter of the 19th. of Febry. I determined not to answer untill I should go out to the Hills and enquire of Mr. Crouch about the Sheep. Your letter was laid by untill this could be done. My Constant Avocations put off the Walk to the Hills untill from Continual Employment the thing...
I have this minute Received your favour of yesterday and I will directly set about the Arrangements for replacing the $9500 with Interest. The Account you desire shall also be made out, and I shall send you the Copy of a letter which I have written to Mr Church respecting the deferred Debt, which I expect will be agreeable to him and to you. I am Dr Sir Yrs LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library...
You will receive herewith my letter of this date and a copy of one of the 28th ulto to Mr Church which I hope may meet your approbation. I remember you expressed some doubts as to Aliens property being covered even by this plan, I will not contend with your opinion on that point, but I will suggest one Idea, that an Alien can always in case of Attack free himself and the Estate of all danger...
You will receive herewith a Copy of my letter of the 28th ulto which with the Certificates for 750 Shares in the North American Land Company standing in your name upon the books of said Company was sent by the Ship William Penn Ca Josiah from this Port for London. She is a fine Ship and little doubt but she will arrive safe. I find that two letters, one from a certain Jonas Fauches (who is a...
I did expect to have remitted you drafts upon New York before this time, but unexpected delays & some difficulties have Occurred in a Negotiation which I have in hand for the purpose, I hope soon to accomplish the object and to do what you wish, be assured that you shall soon hear from me with the needfull & that I am Your faithfull hbe servt. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC ,...
[ 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...
I desired Mr. Constable to pay you $2000 & promised to remit him a bill for this Amot. By his letter just recd I find it was inconvenient for him to pay as he wants Money himself. You will find herein bills for five hundred pounds Stg they are perfectly good as Mr Cazenove will tell you & you can readily get the Money for them. I charge you $2333.33 being 175 ⅌ Ct and the exchge in New York is...
I wrote you on Saturday & enclosed good Bills of Exchange for £500 Stg which I hope will be agreable. In your letter of the 7th of July you tell me that a letter from Mr Church makes it necessary you should open a negotiation with me respecting the deferred debt without waiting the Issue of those measures which I had taken in regard to that affair, and you have no objection to receive an offer...
I have received your letter of the 6th at a moment when I am extreamly hurried in preparing letters Papers &ca. &ca. for the Dispatch of my Son in Law James Marshall Esqr for Europe. My Daughter goes with him and they expect to Sail on Sunday. I must therefore pray your Excuse untill they are gone when I will take up the Subject of your letter I expect to your satisfaction notwithstanding the...
I have a Negotiation in hand which will probably enable me to transfer to Mr Church the Deferred Debt which my Son agreed to pay him. Before I can speak positively a Correspondence which is opened with Boston must ripen, and I expect that the intercourse of a few Posts will reduce the matter to a certainty one way or other. I have $140,000 Deferred Debt deposited with the Treasurer of...
My Strong desire to give an agreable Answer to your Note of the 3d inst. restrained me from doing it sooner. I am not in possession of Money at present, nor can it be obtained in any way but upon Usurious Loans, However repugnant such Loans are to my interest & feelings, I have made offers that are held under Consideration at present, which if accepted will put it in my power to remit the Sum...
Your friendly letter of the 14th came to hand on the 16th. It should have been answered yesterday, but my engagements did not permit. I wrote to you on the 16th of Novemr last mentioning a Negotiation opened with Boston in consequence of which I expected to redeem $140,000 Deferred Debt which I have pledged there. This Negotiation was opened under the auspices of Mr Swan, but I begin to think...
I wrote to you on the 16 Novr & on the 18th Decemr. You have not acknowledged the receipt of either of those letters, but as they were sent by Post I must suppose they got to your hand. Should that be the Case and any part of the Contents are not satisfactory, explain yourself freely, for I am entirely disposed to act in conformity with your desires in the business depending between us. I...
I was preparing to answer your favor of the 22d ulto when I was informed that you are to be here on the 17th of this month which I am very glad of as it will give me the Oppy of adjusting the business personally & I hope to your Satisfaction. I am most truly   Yrs LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress. Letter not found. The purpose of H’s trip to Philadelphia was to argue the...
I am glad to see by your line of yesterday that you had got safe home. I am at present in treaty for the Sale of some Lands of Pennsa & perhaps some of the Tracts I proposed to you may be included in the sale. If they are, others shall be Substituted & you may rely that I will not lose a day unnecessarily in preparing & transmitting the Mortgages, but instead of putting the whole into one...
I am concerned to perceive by your letters of the 10th & 8th Inst a degree of solicitude which I did not expect or intend to excite. You will recollect that it was a point conceded by you that even after the Mortgage I might sell & change the Security for one equally Satisfactory, and as I was in Treaty for a Sale, I thought a delay untill that Treaty finished one way or the other was not of...
Agreeably to my promise I enclose herewith a List of the Lands which I propose to mortgage to you as Security for the debt due to Mr Church and I think the value more than Sufficient. For some of these Lands the Patents are issued, for some they are not issued, but the Patents are only considered as Evidence of Title, because when Warrants of Survey are granted the money is paid & a return of...
I delivered your letter to Wm Lewis Esqre together with yours to me and a draft of the Mortgage. He promised attention but as the Supreme Court is Sitting I believe he is much hurried. It will be over in a few days & then I suppose we shall get the business finished. In the mean time I drop this line that you may know that no delay occurs on my part. On the Contrary I wish to put you perfectly...
Your letter without date arrived within this half hour & in consequence I run down to Mr Lewis from whom I am just returned he says he has written you two letters, the last of them this morning & it was sent to the Post Office before I got there. If Mr Lewis does me justice he will tell you that I called on him more than once with a strong desire to finish the business. I am mortified not a...
By a letter this moment received from Colo S. Ogden dated yesterday I learn that he was but then going to N York to accomplish the business I mentioned to you, the sale of 50,000 Acres of Genesee Lands in order to enable me to discharge Colo smiths mortgage. This done, I can give you the Security mentioned in my last and probably your influence with Mr Walker & Mr. seton may help in point of...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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....
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.
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 &...
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...
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...