Contents and Arrangement

Major John Morrison Letter to Daniel Chamier, 1778 January 30

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Two-page letter from Deputy Commissary John Morrison in Newport, Rhode Island, to Auditor General Daniel Chamier, in which Morrison asks Chamier to receive General William Howe's approval of several warrants he had paid for personally. He then goes on to describe his efforts to provide bread for General Henry Clinton's army: "With the consent of Genl. Clinton I baked, for the Army, on the same footing the Bakers at N. York did, that was to deliver a pound of Bread, for every pound of Flower; and had Mr. Fraser been the man I took him for, great advantages might have been made, without the Crown's being in the least injured, and it is very immaterial to the public, whether a Commissary or a Baker receives the profit."


Arranged chronologically.

Collection History


No materials were separated during 2017 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in April 2017. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in April 2017.

During 2022, restrictions on access to a large parchment scroll were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Box 2 contains a long parchment scroll which requires special handling. Please consult with Public Services staff.

Credit this material:

Major John Morrison Letter to Daniel Chamier; Daniel Chamier Revolutionary War Financial Documents, C1560, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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