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St. Eustatius, 28 June 1791 . Recommending as consul on St. Eustatius David M. Clarkson “whose amiable Character makes [him] more fit for it than an other Gentleman named Stevenson, who … would by no means be agreeable to me.” RC ( DLC : Washington Papers); endorsed by TJ: “Clarkson for St. Eustatius, Ire. handed in by Mr. R. Morris. recd. July 16. 1791.” Clarkson was confirmed as consul for...
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 :...
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 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...
Being in want of a Steward or Maitre d’Hotel, a person [by the] name of Tate has been recommended to me, with information that he had [served] you some years in that capacity. as it is highly important to a house that that officer be honest and skilful, I have flattered myself you would be so kind as to give me his character with as much detail as would be interesting to me. I shall consider...
I am much obliged by the kind & prompt attention you have been so good as to pay to my letter of the 26th. your testimony and mrs Morris’s in favor of mr Tate would have been decisive with me, but in the interval between that date and my receipt of your answer a proposition came to me of a very capital Maitre d’Hotel, whose character was so well vouched that I thought it imprudent to let it...