Boggs, James
Autograph Letter Signed, Philadelphia April 18, 1796 to the Honorable Robert Morris Esqr. New Brunswick, New Jersey

quarto, two pages, plus address leaf, formerly folded, in very good, clean and legible condition.

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Boggs writes to Morris discussing issues relating to the medical care of one Arch. Campbell, a friend or associate of Morris’s, in the hospital at Philadelphia, with a bit of business news concerning the value of Morris and Nicholson’s notes.


          “Dear Sir,

                I have received your favor of the 13th and after numerous attempts have this morning succeeded in seeing one of the physicians and a manager of the Hospital.

                Patients previous to admission there are to be examined by the former and pronounced proper cases, and then, if there be room they are taken in. Dr. Shippen supposes, on your statement the person may be sent on – but the sitting manager says they have not at present a separate apartment to give him, but that he does not suppose this necessary, unless he should be very noisy and troublesome at night, which I do not apprehend. His being from a different state is no objection, but they are now in much want of additional room to accommodate all that are wished to be got in – the new building not being yet finished.  Am sorry I could not get this information in season for Saturday’s mail, as you may now have left home.

                I have yet heard nothing of your sulky being finished – when it is I shall endeavor to send it on. …

               Morris & Nicholson’s notes rose in estimation a day or two after you left this, from a sale made by the latter to a large amount in Europe. I have not yet touched them for you.”