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The Life of Gouverneur Morris
and made him contented to abandon his plans, or at least to defer the execution of them to a better opportunity. We hear no more about them, but find him for the three next years closely devoted to his profession, not sitting idly in his office waiting for the tide of accident or the special favor of friends to bring employment within his doors, but in the steady labor of an active and respectable practice.
One of the
important causes in which he was engaged was that of a contested election, in
' I am confident you will not attribute my silence to a want of respect or regard, for I am sure you have a better opinion of me than to imagine I should fail in either towards you. In good truth, I know of nothing worth your attention. News we have not any, at least not more than the gazettes will promulgate to the listening ear of attentive inquiry. I beg Mr. Rivingston's pardon for encroaching on his style. Politics I dislike, and only look on with pity, while the madness of so
From The Life of Gouverneur Morris: With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers; Detailing Events in the American Revolution, The French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States, by Jared Sparks, Volume 1, Boston: Gray & Bowen, 1832, p 20. Some minor edits may have been made, but an attempt has been made to preserve the original spelling. Although some effort has been made to correct the limitations of OCR technology, if you find an error please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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