The son of Declaration of Independence signer Lewis Morris (1726-98) and nephew of statesman Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) was himself a soldier in the Revolutionary war -- aide-de-camp to General Charles Lee, later on the staff of General Nathanael Greene and himself raised to the rank of general; postwar he helped found the village of Butternuts (Otsego County) in 1787 and served in the New York legislature; Morris, New York is named in his honor. Item #31366
ANS (3rd person), 7 3/4" X 6¼", n.p., 1802 March 5. Addressed to a W. Webster. Very good. Lightly and pleasantly age toned. "Genl. Morris compts to Mr Webster sends a letter to Captn Duncan open for his perusal If Mr W. has recd. the celebrated speech of Mr Bayard n the House of Rept.ves against the repeal of the Indecency law he will be much obliged by the perusal of it together with any other southern papers that may have come to hand since those he was obliged with the examination of a day or two ago." Attractively penned in brown ink. Interesting.