From Robert Morris1
Philada Feby 17th 1798
The bearer hereof Mr James Rees2 takes with him the deed for the genesee land which is to be lodged with you for my son Thomas and it may either be lodged with you as an Escrow to secure in the first instance the payment of the bala due to you which is $6002 as the accot which is forwarded to Thomas so that you and he may settle and the remainder of the purchase money is to be paid to me but if Tom wants the deed not to be lodged as an escrow, for my part I shall be content with such arrangements as you & he may agree for
Your Obedt hble servt
LC, Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This letter concerns the balance of a debt which Morris had owed to H and which had been assumed by his son Thomas. For this debt and for an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to H to Morris, March 18, 1795. See also Morris to H, March 31, June 2, 23, 30, July 18, 20, 1795; June 17, 27–30, November 19, December 8, 1796; June 2, 10, September 9, October 2, 27, November 23, December 21, 1797; January 17, February 7, 1798.