Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Autograph Letter Signed, Robt. Morris, one and a half pages, quarto, Philadelphia, August 6, 1786. To Messrs Carey & Tilghman in Baltimore, with integral address leaf attached. Ink erosion affects signature and text.
“…I have chartered a ship for Messrs J.H. Stone & [C]o. to load by several others. Having been taken up at Portsmouth you need not charter any more until you shall be in a situation to load one yourselves, therefore you will go on filling the ship Chesapeak and urge Mr. O’Donnell to push forward the outfit so that she may sail as soon as possible. I am in hopes that Mr. Gilmor will get the ship you mention. I am sorry you could not supply more money to Mr Ridgate but hope you will do it as fast as wanted. It is very material for me to ship Heavy Tobacco. You will therefore attend carefully to that point and as I do not desire to cramp your purchase I will trust to your discretion in respect to the weight, only desiring you to execute my orders whenever you can and only dispensing with them when there is really a necessity for it….” In a postscript, Robert Morris had added, “Mr. Cronall writes me that Mr Rid[gle]y told him he had obtained a general release for him from his creditors, pray is this so.”
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