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Circular letter from Robert Morris to the state governors
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
June 05, 1783
Volume 16, Page 811

HON. ROBERT MORRIS TO GOVERNOR MARTIN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Circular.


Office of Finance, June 5th, 1783.

Sir:

Congress having directed a very considerable part of the Army to be sent home on furlough, I am pressed exceedingly to make a payment of three months wages and I am very desirous to accomplish it, but the want of money compels me to an anticipation on the taxes, by making this payment in Notes. To render this mode tolerably just or useful the notes must be punctually discharged when they fall due, and my dependence must be on the money to be received of the Several States, on the requisitions for the last and present year. I hope the urgency of the case will produce the desired exertions and finally enable me to preserve the credit and honor of the federal Government.

I have the honor to be, &c.,
ROBERT MORRIS,