From William Constable1
[New York] 30 Novr. 1802
I have conversed with Mr G M since I had the Pleasure of seeing you relative to my being authorized to settle the Lands contained in the Deed of Trust. He sees no possible Objection to my having such Authority, the Money & Bonds received being paid over for the Use of the Lenders & will execute any Thing that you will order made out for the Purpose. May I request that you will direct Mr Ogden2 to have such Power made that I may have it completed before Mr Morris goes to Washington.3
LC, William Constable Letter Book, 1797–1830, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. For background to this letter, see H to Gouverneur Morris, August 25, 1802; “Indenture: William Constable, Ann Constable, Alexander Hamilton, and Gouverneur Morris,” October 20, 1802.
2. Either Thomas L. or David A. Ogden, New York City lawyers.
3. Although the United States Senate convened on December 6, 1802, Gouverneur Morris left for Washington on December 13 and arrived on December 23, 1802 (Annals of Congress description begins The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and all the Laws of a Public Nature (Washington, 1834–1852). description ends , XII, 9, 17; Morris’s diary [AD, Gouverneur Morris Papers, Library of Congress]).