To Robert Morris September 6, 1782
From the original letter at the Huntington Library.
Borden Town, Sept. 6th, 1782
I am enjoying the Company of my friends Col. Kirkbride and Mr. Borden at this place, where I purpose, (as is my yearly custom) of spending two or three weeks, unless any thing in the political world should occasion my return sooner.
As one of my principal designs in getting out my last piece was to give it the chance of an European publication, which I suppose it will obtain in France and England, I desire you to accept of 50 copies to send to any part of Europe or the West Indies.
I am Sir your Obt Hble Servt
6 Sept 1782
Thos Paine Esq
with 50 copies of his Reply to Abbe Raynal
Honble Robt. Morris Esquire Philadelphia