To Robert Morris October 14, 1783

To Robert Morris October 14, 1783

BORDENTOWN,

People keep in the habit of wondering why the definitive Treaty and Treaty of Commerce do not arrive, just as if foreign Nations would be so foolish to pay respect to our Confederated Government when we have set them the example of paying so little to it ourselves, for if it has not authority enough to regulate a commercial tax, it can- not be important enough for a Commercial Treaty, and Britain, finding this out, will regulate our carrying Trade by her own act of Parliament.