To Robert Morris October 14, 1783

From the original letter at the American Philosophical Society.

Borden Town Oct. 14th 1783


An attack of the fever has delayed my Journey to Rocky hill, but as it is but of short duration with those who are taken late in the Season, I am in hopes a few days will terminate mine.

I shall be much obliged to you to enclose me an hundred dollars under cover to me at this place, by the Sunday Stage boat and endorse it with the former (thirty pounds) on bal Washington’s note.

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 set them the example of paying so little to it ourselves, for if it has not authority enough to regulate a Commercial Tax, it cannot be important enough for a Commercial Treaty — and Britain, finding this out, will regulate our Carrying Trade by her own Acts of Parliament.

I am Sir

Your Obt Hmbl Servt

Thomas Paine