Honorable Robert Morris to John Langdon

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Honorable Robert Morris to John Langdon


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In this letter addressed from Manheim(PA), Morris writes John Langdon on the poor fate of Philadelphia after the British occupation. Mr. Morris relates business matters of crop shipping and his attendance of Congress at York(Pa).


Robert Morris


6 October 1777


John F. Reed Collection Valley Forge NHP


Box 1, Folder 54, 09-03


Manheim in Pennsylvania
Oct 6th 1777

John Langdon, Esq

Dear Sir,

You will have heard before this reaches you of the unhappy fate of poor Philadelphia, it is a subject I can hardly bear to think of and I must avoid writing on it.
I find my friend John Bradford Esq. will be under a considerable advance of money for me and as I cannot do the business I wished in your part must now request you will send to Wm. Bradford the loan office certificates for 4000(?) Dollars which I sent you in March last he will convert these into cash for his reimbursement and will credit me for the interest due th[illeg]. I have some thoughts of sending Waggons for the Sugars & if so shall send you some Barr Iron & flour by them. I shall also want shipping this Winter & beg you will keep me advised. My family are here but I shall be mostly at York 20 miles distant attending Congress my Compts. to Colo. Whipple I will write to him by & by and more at large to you when I have more time being DrSir

Your obed. & Able Srvnt
Robt Morris

Jn Langdon Esq.