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  Letter to Robert Morris, December 24, 1781
George Washington. Autograph letter signed: to Robert Morris, 1781 Dec. 24. 1 p. + address leaf.

Dear Sir,

Knowing full well the multiplicity & importance of y[ou]r business, it would give me more pain than pleasure if I thought your friendship, or respect for me did, in the smallest degree, interfere with it. At all times I shall be happy to see you, but wish it to be in your moments of leizure, if any such you have.

Mrs. Washington, myself and family, will have the honor of dining with you in the way proposed, tomorrow being Christmas day.

I am Sincerely & Affect[ionate]ly
Go: Washington
Monday 24th.
[Address leaf:]
Hon[ora]ble Rob[er]t Morris

Notes: Punctuation has been standardized. Fitzpatrick, Writings of Washington, 23: 406. Robert Morris jurist, Illegitimate son of Robert Hunter Morris. Related to Morris family of NY (Governeur and Lewis Morris). Robert Morris helped to establish a new system of state courts in 1779.