Fine content autographed letter signed "S.M." Two pages (front and back), 10 x 8.25, 4to, Philadelphia, April 16, 1795, written to his brother Captain Lewis Morris, in part: "...I am happy my dear brother to inform you of my arrival, with my arrangements of my concerns at the War Department and shall proceed to West Point tomorrow where the greater part of the corps is to assemble for instruction..I am not able to go to Morrisania...but was told all things were well and that the bridge is to go on. Before this, I presume you have heard of the success of the French Republic in taking Amsterdam...I am also happy to inform you of Valentine's arrival in France..." Much more excellent content including passages that hint on smuggling, a clear violation of the Neutrality Act. At the time this letter was written, Staats and Lewis Morris's uncle, Governeur Morris, as Minister to France, was expelled for attempting to usurp the French Revolution, even drafting a plan to rescue Louis XVI. Natural folds plus a few tiny spots; otherwise very good.
Youngest son of signer Lewis Morris.