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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.”
As I make a point to trouble you with as few introductions as possible, I will make no other appology for the present one. This letter will be delivered by Mr Danl Lister an English young Gentn r⟨ecommende⟩d to me by Mr Richd Penn, Mr James Marshall & others as worthy of Attention & Civilities. He is going to the Southward after having travelled through the Eastern & Middle States and has...
I forwarded by Post the letter mentiond in the annexed from Mr Parish, under a Blank Cover to your address (being then hurried). You will judge wether the Contents of the annexed will be any gratification to Mr La Fayette to whom I pray my Compts. Mrs Morris & Maria desire their best & affectionate regards to Mrs Washington & Miss Custis. We were happy in the Company of Master Custis yesterday...
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...
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.
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....
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...
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...
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...
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 21 April 1791. On 16 June GW acknowledged Morris’s “letter of the 21th of April.”
(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...
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...
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...
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.”
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...
This will be delivered by Mr Charles Thompson, who has the honour to be charged with the Public Dispatches which announce your Election to the first Office in the American Empire —Permit me on this occasion to congratulate your Excellency, not on the appointment to Office, for your honors and happiness were compleat without it, but upon this unequivical proof of the gratitude of Millions whose...
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 5 Jan. 1789. On 15 Jan. GW acknowledged Morris’s “favor of the 5th.”
Capt. Stephen Gregory the bearer of these lines being called by business to Dumfries, cannot think of returning from thence without gratifying his earnest desire of paying his respects to Genl Washington, a gratification which he is very ambitious to obtain on proper terms, but which his modesty forbad him to seek without an introduction. Excuse me therefore my Good Sir for presenting to you,...
I had the pleasure to meet Mrs Morris & my Children at the Bowling Green about two oClock on Friday & have since Conducted them safe to this place. We reserve our Acknowledgements for Mrs Washington & your kind Attentions untill they can be made in person as I hope it will not be long before we shall have the pleasure of waiting on you again at Mount Vernon—The letters Enclosed herewith were...
The enclosed letter will probably deprive you of the Company of your guests sooner than you expected, & my partiality for them leads me to believe you will feel a disapointment in that event. But by way of attonement we must pass a few days with you on our return. The business which has detained me so long being now in such train that I cannot leave it, and my presence for a Couple of Weeks...
Having been honoured with the receipt of your very obliging letter of the 2d Inst. I waited to hear of Mrs Morris’s setting out on her journey before I gave you the trouble of my thanks for its Contents; Before you receive this Mrs Morris & three of her children will feel them selves happy under Your Hospitable roof, I am not ready, but shall make every exertion to finish my tedious &...
My detention here having been so much longer than expected, the Season in which Mrs Morris promised a Visit to Mount Vernon being come, and my Sons being arrived at Philada these circumstances induced me to propose the journey to which she very readily consents. I am therefore sending up my Servants & Horses to bring down Mrs & Miss Morris attended by my Sons Robert & Thomas, all of them being...
That you may not think me guilty of Neglect, I acknowledge the receipt of your obliging letter of the 14th Inst. by Post, but that by the Charming Polly is not yet arrived, when it comes to hand I shall have the pleasure of addressing you again. Mr G. Morris went to New York to stay Nine days, he has been gone near five Weeks & I wait his return before I can finally decide whether I can set...
The Public Papers have announced Your consent to serve as a Member of the Convention to be held in this City. this is what I ardently wished for & I am truely rejoiced at it—I was only restrained from writing to you by Motives of delicacy, thinking that your own judgement rather than the perswasion of Friends ought to determine. I hope Mrs Washington will come with you & Mrs Morris joins me in...
I am happy to confirm what Mr Dalby will have informed you off, the Successfull Issue of his Suit respecting his Slave, could any interference on my part have been usefull, your letter would have commanded it, indeed I had done him before what little service I could when his Petition was before the Assembly from a perfect Conviction both of the Injustice and impolicy of the treatment he had...
I did intend to save you the trouble of sending up the ten Dollars advanced to Jno. Fairfax on your Account & for that purpose took his draft on you for that Sum & remitted it to Messrs Josiah Watson & Co. from whom I have received it back at my own request & herein transmit the same with a receipt on it. Whatever belongs to, or is connected with you, will ever meet attention from me. Mrs...
I received in due time the Letter you were so obliging as to write me of the 1st February and am quite ashamed that I should have suffered so long a period to elapse, without acknowledging its Receipt, but this was owing to my having delivered it to some of my Friends for their Perusal who detained it longer than I expected, and have only now, returned it to me. The Extent of inland Navigation...
The Gentlemen who will have the honor to deliver you this Letter are from the West Indias they were Recommended to me by an old acquaintance and I find them very Genteel agreable Men. The Brilliancy of your Character attracts the attention of the World, they cannot pass to the Southward without gratifying their Wishes by an interview with the first Man of the Age and I am sure they will meet a...
Having no Intention of entering again into the details of Mercantile Business, on the receipt of your Letter of the 2d Inst. I applied to those with whom I am Connected here, but found no Vacancy in their Counting Houses. And as I had announced to Congress my determination to quit the office of Finance during their recess, I had in Consequence of an Arrangement which I hinted to you when here,...
In acknowledging your Letters of the fourth & tenth of last month I must pray you to accept my Thanks for the Expressions of Kindness Contained in them. Mr Wright has promised that your Portrait should speedily be Compleated, but hitherto his Promise is unperformed. Whenever it shall be received I will obey your Orders in the Disposition of it. Your Accounts with the Explanation of them, were...