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Knowing full well the multiplicity & importance of yr business, it would give me more pain than pleasure if I thought your friendship, or respect for me did, in the smallest degree, interfere with it.—At all times I shall be happy to see you, but wish it to be in your moments of leizure—if any such you have. Mrs Washington, myself and family, will have the honor of dining with you in the way...
It appears to me but reasonable that an Officer under Major Mcphersons circumstances, acknowledged by no State and belonging to no Corps should be put upon the same footing in respect to his depreciation of pay as the Foreign Officers in our service were. I have the honor to be&c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ New York, October 5, 1797. On October 27, 1797, Morris wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your last letter dated the 5th inst.” Letter not found. ]
[ Albany, August 3, 1782. On the back of a letter which Robert Morris wrote to H on July 22, 1782 , H wrote: “Ansd. Aug 3d.” Letter not found. ]
In consequence of a request from me to Mr Lowrey, that he would continue to purchase and forward Flour to the utmost extent of his Commission, he informs me that he has compleated the purchase of 2000 Barrels and that he has began upon that of 1000 more; but of this he desires me to give you notice; meaning I suppose that you may put a stop to it, if it should not meet your approbation. I have...
[ New York, November 10, 1796. On November 19, 1796, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “I … find your letter of the 10 Inst.” Letter not found. ]
The inclosed additional Contract formed by Genl Schuyler with Mr Duer came to Hand a few Days ago—I transmit it to you together with an Extract of the Letter which accompanied it—& hope the transaction may meet with your Approbation. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ Albany, May 4, 1782. On May 20, 1782, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your Letter of the fourth Instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Boston, 3 July 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Rob. Morris. Drew on him in favor T. Russel 700.D. letter of advice—that Russel had paid Tracy for my passage—he must apportion the 25 guineas between ship—room and stores—he may take copying machine if wants it, if not and any loss occurs let it be disposed of on my account.” Not found.]
I send you herewith the Estimate and requisition of Pay for the Writers employed under Colo. Varick’s direction, and hope he will be enabled, by the time they have completed their Work, to make a settlement with them. I have the honour to be Sir &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Well knowing the difficulties in which you are involved it ever gives me pain to make application to you on the score of Money. But as I cannot give the Baron Steuben an answer without knowing whether it will be in your power to comply with the terms he asks, I am under the necessity of inclosing his letter to me on the subject of the arrearages of his Pay.I am with great Respect Sir Yr most...
In consequence of a Resolve of Congress I some time since directed an inscription with some devices to be engraved on the Cannon to be presented to Count Rochambeau & inclosed is a Certificate of Genl Knox relative to the execution of the work and its price. In answer to Mr Billings application to me for his pay I informed him I would write you on the subject and did not doubt you would order...
[ Albany, October 19, 1782. On October 28, 1782 , Morris wrote to Hamilton: “I have received your Favor dated at Albany on the 19th Instant with the Enclosures.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, February 23, 1797. On March 3, 1797, Morris wrote to Hamilton and referred to “Yours of the 23d.” Letter not found. ]
Capt. Machin of the Artillery is detached to pursue some deserters from that Corps—he will have occasion for some money for expences—If you can advance him about £10 it will be sufficient, & will oblige the public as well as Dr Sir Yrs DLC : Papers of George Washington.
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...
[ 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...
[ New York, June 1, 1795. On June 2, 1795, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “I have this minute Received your favour of yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, January 22, 1796. On February 10, 1796, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “I was preparing to answer your favour of the 22d ulto.” Letter not found. ]
I use the present Opportunity to return to you the Bill drawn in my Favor on Messrs Richards & Comp y of New London—not having had an Opportunity to present it for Payment. Your Note of the 18th I have received, with your Letter directed to Major Genl Greene—the first good Opportunity will be improved for its, conveyance. With great Regard & Esteem I am Dear Sir Your St DLC : Papers of George...
Colo. Varick being in great Distress for his Money, & fearg, from an Expression in yours of 23d ulto, that its Delay is owing to his not havg sent forward a Receipt, has left one with me for the Sum of 800 Dollars which I now transmit & beg that he may receive the Money ⅌ the first safe Conveyance. I am &ca DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ New York, January 21, 1797. On January 23, 1797, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “Your letter of the 21st inst. is just received.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, November 6, 1789. On November 13, 1789, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “I had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 6th Instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Albany, July 27, 1782. On August 28, 1782, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “I have duly received your several Favors of the Twenty second & twenty Seventh of July, and tenth and thirteenth of August.” Letter of July 27 not found. ]
[ New York, June 9, 1796. On the June 17, 1796, Morris wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your favor of the 9th.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, May 9, 1796. On May 10, 1796, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “Your letter dated April 9th. but which was written yesterday, I presume, came to hand this Morning.” [ Letter not found. ]
I am honored with your favor of the 20th inst. enclosing the Copy of a Letter to the Pay Mastr General; the subject of yours have been communicated to Mr Flint principal Agt for the Contractors with the Army, who assured me there is no doubt every facility will be given by them to the circulation of the Notes in contemplation to be issued. With sentiments of Esteem I have the honor to be Sir...
[ New York, May 22, 1797. On May 23, 1797, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “Your letter of yesterday is arrived.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, February 4, 1797. On February 9, 1797, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “Your favour of the 4th only reached me Yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
Major Genl Baron Steuben proposes to leave Town next week and has again applied to me on the subject of his former Letter—I think his situation peculiar and such as to call for Some attention to his request and I would wish you to comply with it, so far as is consistent with your other arrangements. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Secretary of the Treasury has the Honor to return the enclosed letter to Mr. Morris. Letter sent, in unidentified handwriting, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord.
[ Albany, October 12, 1782. On October 23, 1782 , Morris wrote to Hamilton: “I have received your favors of the 9th. and 12th. Instant.” Letter of October 12 not found. ]
[ New York, June 1, 1797. On June 2, 1797, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “Your letter of yesterday is this moment recd.” Letter not found. ]
Letter not found: to Robert Morris, 14 Oct. 1787. On 25 Oct. Morris acknowledged “the receipt of your obliging letter of the 14th Inst.”
[ New York, March 30, 1790. On April 4, 1790, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “Mr. B. Livingston delivered me your favour of the 30th. Ulto.” Letter not found. ]
[ Albany, August 10, 1782. On August 28, 1782, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “I have duly received your several Favors of the Twenty second & twenty Seventh of July, and tenth and thirteenth of August.” Letter of August 10 not found. ]
[ New York, March 5, 1796. On March 6, 1796, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “I am glad to see by your line of yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, March 8, 1796. On March 12, 1796, Morris wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your letters of the 10th & 8th Inst.” Letter of March 8 not found. ]
[ New York, June 20, 1796. In a letter dated June 27–30, 1796, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “Your favor of the 20th I have received.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, November 20, 1797. On November 23, 1797, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “I have this minute received your favour of the 20th inst.” Letter not found. ]
Morristown [ New Jersey ] May 28, 1777. Encloses a letter from Major General Charles Lee. States that he (Washington) is on his way to Bound Brook. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress. Morris was a member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Continental Congress. Lee was a prisoner of the British.
[ New York, March 10, 1796. On March 12, 1796, Morris wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your letters of the 10th and 8th Inst.” Letter of March 10 not found. ]
[ New York, December 14, 1795. On December 18, 1795, Morris wrote to Hamilton and referred to “Your friendly letter of the 14th.” Letter not found. ]
When applications, of a similar nature to the Colo. Varricks letter of 3d sepr 1782, inclosed, are made to me, I am under the necessity of referring them to you—I know your distress on the score of public Money and can therefore only request that you will assist Colo. Varrick in whole or in part of his present demand as soon as circumstances will admit. I have the honor to be &ca. . DLC :...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] April 12, 1777. States objections to forming an army in Pennsylvania. Names Bristol as rendezvous. Orders Pennsylvania Militia to be kept at a distance from Continental troops until there is action. Again recommends removal of stores from Philadelphia. LS , in writing of H, New-York Historical Society, New York City. Df , in writing of Tench Tilghman with minor...
Mr. Hamilton wishes to converse with Mr. Morris on the subject of the 44 Shares of bank Stock but being unwell he will be obliged to Mr. Morris to call on him at his house sometime before he goes to Senate. AL , Montague Collection, MS Division, New York Public Library. For background to this letter, see H to Morris, March 19, 1790 (printed in this volume).
[ New York, May 26, 1796. On May 31, 1796, Morris wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your letter of the 26 Inst.” Letter not found. ]
Monticello, 30 Sep. 1781 . This letter is identical in substance with TJ’s letter to Thomas McKean, this date. Intended as RC , but not sent ( DLC ); written on a sheet which TJ subsequently used for a summary of the case of Hunt v . Tucker’s executors; addressed: “The honourable Robert Morris Philadelphia favored by Mr Short.”
[ New York, August 29, 1797. On September 9, 1797, Morris wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your favour of the 29th.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, July 7, 1795. On July 20, 1795, Morris wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your letter of the 7th of July.” Letter not found. ]