Gouvenor Morris Autograph Letter Signed "Gouv Morris", two pages, 8.5 x 9.5 inches, Morrisania, June 20 1805 to Peter S. Duponceau at Philadelphia. He writes concerning a deed of trust: "On the last Day of March I had the honor to inform you of my Application to Mr. Coxe respecting the Deed of Trust mentioned in yours of the thirteenth of that Month. Mr. Coxe in a letter of the eleventh of May says 'I am a little surprised that Mr. Doponceau has informed you that he knows nothing of the Deed of trust you mention. I passed my Trusteeship to him and Mr. Abraham Kintzing junr. as it was very difficult to cooperate with those gentlemen on Account of my distant Abode - The Deed of Trust must be in theHands of one of those gentlemen, probably with Mr. Kintzing - It may possibly be in the Clerke's [sic] Office at Wikesbarre Luzerne County'. I would have transmitted this information sooner by the necessity of being abroad joined to my urgent occupation sat Home have prevented..." Morris had been in Europe from 1792 to 1798 serving as the American Ambassador to France and then served in the U.S. Senate from 1800 to 1803. With integral address leaf addressed in his hand. Usual folds, else very clean and bright and in very fine condition.

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