Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1752-01-31
Death 1816-11-06
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Lawyer, diplomat, and U.S senator from New York.

From the description of Gouverneur Morris papers, 1771-1834 (bulk 1789-1816). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980176

American politician and diplomat; appointed minister to France 1792, replaced in 1794 by James Monroe.

From the description of ALS : Villeneuve la Guyard, France, to James Monroe, 1794 Oct. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165772

Morris was a Continental Congressman and served as minister to France during the French Revolution.

From the description of DS, 1781 August 8. : Oath of Office. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13803873

Morris was U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to France; Leray was appointed to secure a peace treaty with Algeria.

From the description of ALS, 1794 April 26 : Sainport, to James Leray, Neuchatel. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13827965

From the description of ALS, 1794 April 23 : Sain Port, to James Leray, Geneve. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13828021

From the description of ALS, 1794 June 10 : Sainport, to James Leray, Nyon. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13832372

From the description of ALS, 1794 May 12 : Sainport, to James Leray, Nyon. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13828306

From the description of ALS, 1794 May 21 : Sainport, to James Leray, Nyon. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13828375

From the description of ALS, 1794 May 5 : Paris, to James Leray, Nyon. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13828072

From the description of DS, 1794 March 1 : Paris. Passport. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13827909

From the description of DS, 1793 February 23 : Paris. Passport. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13827879

Diplomat, Statesman.

From the description of Extracts of letters ot Messrs. Dillink, 1799 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122519904

New York attorney and politician. Morris was a Continental Congressman and was appointed U.S. Minister to France in 1792.

From the description of Letter : Paris, to [Charles Cotesworth Pinckney], 1793 Feb. 18. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36865682

Morris was U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to France.

From the description of ALS, 1794 February 22 : Paris, to James Donatius Leray. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13820338

From the description of DS, 1794 February 22 : Paris, to James Donatius Leray. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13820340

American stateman; represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Constitutional Congress of 1787.

From the description of [Letter] 1808 Marz 8 [to] Herr Parish / Gouv. Morris. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 289540463

American politician and diplomat, minister to France 1792-1794.

From the description of ALS : Paris, to James Le Ray de Chaumont, 1794 Feb. 22. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122490245

American statesman and diplomat.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to an unidentified recipient, 1781 May 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612986

Gouverneur Morris was an American statesman and diplomat.

Peter van Schaack was an American lawyer, born in Kinderhook, New York. His ancestors were settlers. He studied law at Columbia University under Willam Smith. In the time of the Revolutionary war he opposed the war. He left the country for Great Britain in 1778, and lived there for seven years. He returned to America, and to practising law. [From Wikipedia].

From the description of Gouverneur Morris autograph letter to Peter van Schaack, 1778 Sept. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872554

Biographical Note

  • 1752, Jan. 31: Born, Morrisania, the family estate, located in the present Bronx, N.Y.
  • 1768: A.B., King’s College (now Columbia University), New York, N.Y.
  • 1771: A.M., King’s College, New York, N.Y. Admitted to the bar
  • 1775: Member, Provincial Council of New York
  • 1776: Member, New York Constitutional Convention
  • 1778 - 1779 : Member, Continental Congress
  • 1779: Moved to Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1780: Published series of articles signed “An American” on finance in the Pennsylvania Packet
  • 1781 - 1885 : Assistant to Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris
  • 1787: Member, Constitutional Convention Returned to New York
  • 1789: In France on behalf of various American business enterprises
  • 1790 - 1791 : United States commissioner in England
  • 1792 - 1794 : United States minister to France
  • 1794 - 1798 : Traveled in Europe on behalf of various American business enterprises
  • 1798: Returned to New York
  • 1800 - 1803 : Member, United States Senate
  • 1809: Married Anne Cary Randolph
  • 1810 - 1813 : Chairman, Erie Canal Commission
  • 1816, Nov. 6: Died, Morrisania, N.Y.

From the guide to the Gouverneur Morris Papers, 1771-1834, (bulk 1789-1816), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Epithet: Commissioner from the United States to England

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000754.0x00036e

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Subjects:

  • Finance, Public
  • Shipping
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Maritime law
  • Diplomacy
  • Oaths
  • Taxation
  • Canals--New York (State)
  • Treaties
  • Real property
  • Canals
  • Passports
  • Diplomatic and consular service, French
  • States' rights (American politics)
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--France
  • Real property--New York (State)

Occupations:

  • Lawyers
  • Diplomats
  • Statesmen
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--New York (State)

Places:

  • Republic of France, 00, FR
  • New York City, NY, US
  • United States, 00, US
  • New York City, NY, US