From Robert Morris
Phila May 3. 1796
By a letter this moment received from Colo S. Ogden dated yesterday I learn that he was but then going to N York to accomplish the business I mentioned to you, the sale of 50,000 Acres of Genesee Lands in order to enable me to discharge Colo smiths mortgage.1 This done, I can give you the Security mentioned in my last2 and probably your influence with Mr Walker & Mr. seton3 may help in point of accommodation from them to the purchasers. The Terms of Sale were fixed when I wrote to you4 at 10/ p Acre part on time &ca.
I am Dr Sir Yrs Sincerely
LC, Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.
2. Morris to H, April 27, 1796. The “security” mentioned by Morris was for a debt owed to John B. Church. See the introductory note to Morris to H, June 7, 1795. See also Morris to H, July 20, November 16, December 18, 1795; January 15, March 6, 12, 14, 30, 1796.
3. William Seton, former cashier of the Bank of New York, was a partner of David Maitland in a New York City mercantile firm.