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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 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 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...
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...
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...
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 &...
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...
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...
I am sorry to find that the delay of my long intended visit to Prince Town has been attended with inconvenience to you. but those delays were unavoidable being generally occasioned by want of money which could only be raised whilst I was present here, each Week I proposed to Set out the ensuing one, but still fresh demands arose, to keep me fixed to this Spot I have now some expectation of...