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Letter from Robert Morris to Arthur Lee, Walter Livingston, and Samuel Osgood
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
May 30, 1786
Volume 18, Page 637

LETTER FROM ROBERT MORRIS TO BOARD OF TREASURY.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, May 30th, 1786.

Gentlemen:

I have been duly Honored with the receipt of your letter of the 23rd inst. The two points you mentioned as objectionable in my propositions might have been got over, indeed one of them did not exist in my intention, that of Confining the Inspection solely or exclusively to my Agent and the other, was only proposed on account of the delays which Generally take place in making Shipments from North Carolina. As to the Cost of this Tobacco in North Carolina it may probably be difficult to ascertain what it really was, for I have been told that the purchase was made with depreciated paper currency. On the whole it appears to me that you have determined wisely all circumstances considered, and whenever you have anything farther to propose on this Subject, I shall pay prompt attention to your advices.

With great respect,
I am Honbl. Gentlemen,
Your mo. ob. humbl. Servt.
ROBERT MORRIS.