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Tenerife, Port Orotava, 14 July 1791 . Recommends his friend and neighbor, John Culnan, for the consulship of these islands as he knows “no person better qualifyed in every respect to serve his Country, as he did during the war in capacity of Deputy Clothier Genl.” He will be further indebted to Morris for his exertions, joined to his “powerful influence to carry my friends point.” RC ( DLC :...
This letter will be presented to you by Mr Jno. Augo. Spotswood, Son of General Spotswood. The enclosure, communicates the ideas of the father, and the wishes of the Son as fully as it is in my power to make them known to you; and when compared with the former letters from Genl Spotswood to me, which you have seen, leaves nothing more for me to add on this subject than to say that your good...
[ Philadelphia ] May 6, 1793 . “Mr. Winstanley who will deliver you this, is a Young Gentleman from England, who has lately turned his attention to Landscape painting.… He wishes to say something to you about your House now occupied by Mr. Trumball.” ALS , Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City. Morris at this time was a Senator from Pennsylvania. William Winstanley. See H to——, April 10, 1793...
The enclosed is, at Mr Powells request, returned to you; with my thanks for the perusal. 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...
I am instructed by the President of the US. to forward to you the inclosed petition from Ezra Fitz Freeman , on behalf of his son Clarkson Freeman, and to ask the favor of your information of the circumstances of the case of the said Clarkson Freeman therein referred to, and your opinion on the different considerations weighing for and against the pardon therein prayed for. I have the honor to...
I have directed the suits brought with a view to try the validity of attachments of public stock to be discontinued—being satisfied agreeably to the opinions of the Attorney General and the Attorney of the District that such Attachments cannot be supported. I am Sir   Your Obedient Servant Copy, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Morris was United States Senator from Pennsylvania. For...
As I have other unproductive landed property in the Western Country besides that which you seem disposed to become the purchaser of—and some also in Virginia, which, in my opinion, promises the richest future harvest of anything of the kind I have contemplated. I offer the whole to you upon the terms mentioned in the enclosed paper. Were my prospects different from what they really are, not...
If any land, of which I am possessed on the Ohio River, is thought an eligable site for a town; and those who wish to see one established thereon, and, at the sametime, are disposed to promote the measure; will come forward with some digested plan, in writing, for my consideration, no unfounded objections will, I am persuaded, be made on my part. I take the liberty of making this communication...
I have never lost sight of the present of your Spanish sheep , nor lessened in my conviction of it’s importance. But during the latter part of my stay in Philadelphia no safe opportunity occurred for sending them to Virginia, and in the beginnings of my operations here too many other things pressed upon me more indispensably. I am now prepared to send for them in the spring and to have them...
I called at your house the Evening before you left Town to bid you adieu & was sorry that I was not so fortunate as to find you at home. I am now here with Mrs. Hamilton at her Fathers house where we shall remain till the beginning of June & then take up our abode at New York where I shall be at all times happy to have it in my power to render you any service or pleasure. Your steady friend...