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New York: 1852. 3 pages, 10 x 8 inches, New York, January 20, 1852, signed "Richard." Richard Morris and his brother Jacob -- the addressee of the letter -- were members of the Morris family dynasty and grandchildren of the signer of the Declaration of Independence and a drafter of the Constitution. As slave traders, the Morris family was facing economic difficulties and a very uncertain political atmosphere in the South, and thus made plans to dispose of some plantation...
1800. 2 pages (front and back), 10 x 8 inches, no place, March 28, no year, circa 1800. Written to his father Lewis Morris -- a signer of the Declaration of Independence -- and mentioning uncle Gouvernier Morris's new baby being christened. Several folds, creases, chips, and tears; remnant of red wax seal. Fragile but good condition. Richard Morris was a Commodore of the U.S. Navy.