Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 4

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Author: Daniel Morgan

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From General Morgan.

Camp, McFarley’s, 9 April, 1795.

SIR,

I was honored with your letter of the 27th ultimo, and for the hints it contains I return you my thanks. Your approbation of my conduct, and that of the army under my command, affords me peculiar satisfaction, which is heightened by the coincidence of opinion between us relative to the intention for which an army was stationed in this country.

To impress upon the army a due respect for the laws, and urge the necessity of an uninterrupted harmony existing between them and the citizens, was my first care, and what I have uniformly practised. To promote this good understanding I found rather an arduous task, owing, not so much to a licentiousness in the troops, as to an unaccommodating disposition in the people, which I find but too prevalent among a great part of this community. In my absence, while attending the election in Berkley and Frederick, some little bickering took place, and some suits were brought by certain individuals against a part of the army; the cause of which, in my opinion, was trifling in itself, and such as reflects highly on those who instituted them.

Mr. B., I am well informed, was the person who advised, nay, urged, those suits to be brought. This man I consider as a bad member of society, and who will, I fear, do all in his power to foment disturbances in this country. It is a flattering consideration, however, notwithstanding these things, that I have it in my power to observe, that affairs in general are in a promising train. It shall be my endeavour to settle all disputes as amicably as possible. I have, since my return to camp, terminated some, and the others are in a fair way. I will use every precaution to prevent such misunderstandings taking place in future.

I have the honor to be, &c.,

DANIEL MORGAN.

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Chicago: Daniel Morgan, "From General Morgan.," Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 4 in Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, ed. Jared Sparks (Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1853), 472–473. Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CP9CS8MIVS6CQRB.

MLA: Morgan, Daniel. "From General Morgan." Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 4, in Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, edited by Jared Sparks, Vol. 4, Freeport, NY, Books for Libraries Press, 1853, pp. 472–473. Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CP9CS8MIVS6CQRB.

Harvard: Morgan, D, 'From General Morgan.' in Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 4. cited in 1853, Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, ed. , Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, NY, pp.472–473. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CP9CS8MIVS6CQRB.