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Our mutual Friend Mr Jay has recommended to me very warmly the bearer of this letter Mr Darby, as a Gentn whose curiosity leads him to this Country & who on account of Family Fortune & personal Accomplishments is entitled to much attention. He is eager to pay his Compliments to you & I am perswaded that he will feel himself happy in the reception he will meet with. I have the honor to be Dear...
I enclose the general Accounts of my Administration to the Close of the last Year. These may Satisfy Curiosity but they must give Pain to every good American and ought to Cover with Confusion those men who are the Authors of our Negligent Supineness. I am Sir very sincerely Your most Obedient & humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ Philadelphia, April 15, 1782. On November 10, 1782, Hamilton sent to Thomas Tillotson, his successor as receiver of continental taxes for the State of New York, a list of papers “relative to the office of Receiver of Taxes.” Item number three on that list was described as “farther instructions from the Superintendant to Alexander Hamilton dated as above.” The preceding letter was dated April...
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 7 Sept. 1776. On 12 Sept. GW wrote to Morris : “I have been honored with your favr of the 7th Inst.”
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 19 Jan. 1778. On 10 Feb. 1778 GW wrote Morris : “Your favor of the 19th Ulto by Colo. Armand came to my hands a few days ago.”
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 found it necessary, in order to get money for alleviating my distress, to sell Bills which I knew were to be negociated thro’ New York. The remittances coming in too slowly, induced my assent to a plan for bringing out the Specie. This was the money which I lately wrote to you about. I am &ca DLC : Papers of George Washington.
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.”
I am to request your Excellency that out of the Sums which may come to your Hands in the Manner already mentioned, You will endeavour after making the Payments of which I informed you in a former Letter, to transmit three thousand Dollars more to Mr Duer at Albany. I am Sir with great Respect, Your Excellency’s Most Obedient & Humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 14 Jan. 1777. On 19 Jan. GW wrote Morris : “Your favor of the 14th, with the despatches from Congress, came safe to hand.”
I have just now sent on the Counterparts of the Contract entered into with Messrs Duer and Parker. By the next Post I will transmit your Excellency a Copy of it, and make some Observations in Answer to your Letter on the Subject. In the Interim I pray you to believe me With sincere Respect and Esteem Your Excellency’s most obedient & humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
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.
I have received your Excellency’s favor of the twenty second Instant and in Consequence do myself the Honor to enclose (in Notes) one thousand Dollars for which I am to pray that you will be so kind as to transmit me Colo. Varicks Receipt in the usual form. I am Sir with Esteem & Respect your Excellency’s most Obedient & humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 5 Jan. 1789. On 15 Jan. GW acknowledged Morris’s “favor of the 5th.”
I have received your letter dated at Albany the 13th, Instant, as I can have no doubt but that your Efforts will be applyed to promote the Public Interests, I hope the Journey you propose to Poughkepsie may prove every way agreable to your Wishes. I am Sir    Your Most Obedient Servt. LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress . ; LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 31 Dec. 1776. GW wrote the Executive Committee of the Continental Congress on 1 Jan. 1777 : “I have the honor and pleasure of acknowledging your favors of the 28th and 31st Decr and Mr Morris’s of the 30th and 31st.”
I am to pray that your Excellency will cause the inclosed Letter containing Affidavits of the Plunder of Some Americans on Board a Flag by British Privateers to be transmitted. I am Sir Your Excellencys Most Obedient & humble servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 22 April 1778. On 27 April, GW wrote Morris , “I have your favr of the 22d instant.” The cover sheet of the letter, docketed “Manheim 22d Apl 1778 from Robt Morris Esqr. Ansd 27th,” is in DLC:GW . A few scattered words are readable in the margin of the cover’s verso: “of wh . . . shou’d . . . with Public . . . discreet.”
I have received the Letter which your Excellency did me the Honor to write on the 31st last Month. I pray you will accept my Thanks for the Information and the Observations contained in it which shall meet my careful Attention. With perfect Respect I have the honor to be Sir your Excellency’s most obedient and humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ 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...
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 21 April 1791. On 16 June GW acknowledged Morris’s “letter of the 21th of April.”
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 13 Dec. 1776. On 14 Dec. GW wrote to Morris : “I have before me your favor of yesterday.”
I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the eleventh Instant enclosing the Copy of a Letter from Colo. Varick. I enclose herein Notes to the amount of eight hundred Dollars for which I am to pray that your Excellency will take and transmit his Receipt as for so much received of Mr Swanwick for which he Colo. Varick is to be accountable. I am with Respect Your Excellency’s most obedient &...
I have received your Letter of the fifteenth of last Month and shall very gladly comply with your Wishes. Enclosed is a Letter which I have just now received from Europe and which I take the Opportunity of forwarding. I am Sir your most obedient and humble Servant, FC ( DLC : Robert Morris Papers). Enclosure not identified, but it may have been one or both of those from the Wakelin Welches of...
I do myself the Honor to enclose to your Excellency the Copy of a System for Issuing Provisions and Hospital Stores entered into with the Secretary at War. As he is now on his Way to Head Quarters I shall take the Liberty to refer your Excellency to him for those Observations which I should otherwise have written. I am Sir Your Excellency’s most obedient & humble Servant DLC : Papers of George...
I received your Excellency’s Letter of the fourth last Evening. I this Morning sent for Mr Francis, one of the Contractors, and directed him to purchase five hundred Barrels, for which I will pay the Cash, and five hundred more on Credit; and forward it on as fast as procured. I am, Sir, with great Respect Your Excellency’s most obedient & humble Servant, DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Having occasion to Answer a letter lately received from a Mr Creeden in New York, I beg leave to trouble You with the care of sending it in by such opportunity as may first occur. I am preparing Money for the Contractors their demands so immediately on the back of the Pay Master Generals Notes due the 1st Inst. press me closely. I am most truely Dear Sir Your affectionate hble servt NjP :...
The Bearer of this Letter is the Baron de Poellnitz a Gentn of Considerable Family and Fortune who proposes becoming a Citizen of America he desires from me a few Lines of Introduction to your Excellency—and as he appear to be a Gent. of Merit and Information I have Complied with his Wishes—and any Civilities which Your Excellency may be pleased to shew him will very much oblige Sir Your obed....
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) two LS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania; copy: Library of Congress; (II) two LS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania; copy: Library of Congress I have left the enclosed Letter open for your Excellency’s Perusal and am to request that you will be Pleased to apply to the Court and learn what Opportunities may Offer for making the Shippments of Money within directed. The Alliance was...
I have received your favour of the 29th. with the Papers enclosed therewith and should have acknowledged the receipt of them immediately but that I observed you had inserted a larger Sum as the bala. of my Note than I thought could be due thereon & lest you may not have kept a regular acct of the payments I have made on that account I wrote Mr Cottringer to make an extract from My Books & you...
I cannot help feeling some chagrin when I find you constantly treating the debt I owe you as if you were in danger of loosing it, because I wish to stand higher in your confidence than it seems is the case. I have assured you that you should not loose and I am happy to see my way clear to effect the payment pretty soon, perhaps some influen⟨ce o⟩n your part over those who are to pay may ⟨b⟩e...
I have been honored with the Receipt of your Excellencys Letter of the 18th Inst. and in Consequence shall send this to the City of New York which I hope and expect is now in our possession. It is unnecessary to assure you Sir how pleasing it would be, to comply with the Wishes of the Officers now in Service, as expressed in their Memorial of the 17th Inst. because I am sure both you and they...
Your letter of the 22nd April has been delivered to me by Mr. Peter Paulus to whom I shall most chearfully Afford such advice or countenance as he may stand in need of. But it seems this Gentlemans wants are not confined to those Points, he applies to me for a Supply of Money to set up his Trade, I have explained that your desires in his favor do not extend to the advance of Money, and I am...
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...
LS and copy: American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress The Bearer of this Letter Monsieur le Baron d’Arndt will shew you a Certificate for Two Thousand Nine hundred & Ninety Seven Dollrs. & 37/90ths signed by Joseph Nourse Esquire Register of the Treasury of the United States and issued by Virtue of a Warrant this Day from me. This Money is on Interest at six per Cent from the...
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 &...
When I had the honor of seeing you, it escaped my recollection to mention the subject contemplated in the enclosed note; mr Fitzsimons told me the blank therein was occasioned by his having forgot at the time of writing it wether he had ten or twelve chairs. This furniture is elegant and well suited for your appartments, perhaps better than any other in America, and it may be had for less than...
I have been duly honored with your Excellency’s favors of the fifth tenth and eleventh of July— I have taken the Liberty to make some Extracts from the two latter which are transmitted in a Letter to the Governor of Massachusetts Copy whereof is enclosed— Permit me Sir to give my feeble Approbation and Applause to those Sentiments of Wisdom and Integrity which are as happily expressed as they...
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...
I presume that General Lincoln will have made your Excellency acquainted with the Situation of Affairs here. It becomes my Duty to mention one Circumstance for your Determination which I will adhere to even tho it should contravene my own Opinion not only because I have a firm Reliance in your Judgement but because you are in a better Position to be well informed of the Facts. It is with great...
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 &...
On my return here I find your obliging letter of the 13 th . which arrived during my absence. I was unfortunate in not having the pleasure to meet you either at Elizabeth Town or at New York, and it vexed me much that I could not perform a promise made to M rs . Jay, but I was detained by business untill there was danger of losing my passage in the Waggons from Paulus Hook to Elizabeth Town,...
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 have had the Honor to receive your Excellency’s two several Letters, of the twenty seventh of September, and first, Instant. The latter did not come to Hand untill nine oClock last Evening. I have this Morning directed the Purchase of a quantity of Rum, and lament that I cannot possibly arrive as soon as you will stand in Need of it. This must be attributed to the Delay of your Letter, which...
Captain Hutchins in a Letter of the twenty Second Instant, inclosed to me a copy of his letter to your Excellency of the fourteenth, and of your answer of the Sixteenth. I have had a conference on the Subject of these letters with the Minister of War, and afterwards with Captain Hutchins. General Lincoln tells me that a Map of South Carolina has already been taken at great expence and with...
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library; copies: Library of Congress, University of Pennsylvania Library If Major Franks had departed yesterday as was expected, he would have left the enclosed Cypher behind, it was supposed to have been enclosed with the plans of the intended Bank, but was left out by accident— I wish you would when leisure & opportunity will permit, converse with some of the...
M r . Darby & M r . Grigby have severally delivered your introductory letters of the 8 th of April and I flatter my self that they will think themselves obliged to you. they are very deserving young Gentl n . & make an agreable addition to our Circle of Society, this how ever will be of short duration as their own pursuits will very soon seperate us. M r & M rs . Carter, & Col o . Wadsworth...
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 do myself the Pleasure to congratulate you on the Success of your patriotic Labors in Holland. The general Tribute paid to your Abilities on this Occasion will so well dispense with the Addition of my feeble Voice that I shall spare your Delicacy the Pain of expressing my Sentiments. The enclosed Resolutions and Copies of Letters will convey to you so fully the Views of Congress, and explain...