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[ 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. ]
I find that I cannot answer as soon as I expected. The absence of a Gentleman, who has taken a ride out of town, will probably postpone my decision till afternoon. The moment I am ready, you shall hear from me. Yrs. sincerely ALS (facsimile), sold by Charles Hamilton Autographs, Inc., April 23, 1970, Item 94. When this letter was written, Morris was a member of the United States Senate from...
The President and Mrs W——Compliments and thanks to Mr Morris for his politeness. They have nothing to charge Mr Morris with but their affectionate regards for Mrs Morris and the family; and to wish him a pleasanter journey than the state of the Roads promise, and a safe return to this City when his business in Philadelphia shall be accomplished. AL , PWacD : Sol Feinstone Collection, on...
[ 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. ]
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).
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.
Major Jackson having communicated the result of his conversation with you to General Stewart, the General was so obliging as to write the enclosed letter on the subject of giving you possession —and I was induced by his determination to give Mr Lear some directions relative to the removal of the furniture from New York. But that no unnecessary delay may be sustained in completing the repairs...
I wish to have the advantage of a conversation with you on certain public subjects, in the course of this week any afternoon or evening, after tomorrow, when you will be disengaged. If you will name a day for taking a family dinner with me, I shall think it the best arrangement; if this is not convenient, name an Evening and I will call upon you. The chief subjects will be additional funds for...
Your letter of the 21th of April was not received until yesterday morning — none of later date than the 15th of that month overtook me on the road to Savannah, and orders were dispatched for all to be returned to this place after I left the post-road—This will account for the late reception of yours. The very favorable character given of Mr Wolcott before his appointment to the office of...
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...