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Morris, Staats long 1728-1800 Military officer; born at Morrisania, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1728; brother of Lewis Morris, the signer. In 1756 he was a captain in the British army, and in 1761 was lieutenant-colonel of a regiment of Highlanders. He was a brigadier-general as early as 1763, and in 1796 had reached the rank of general. The next year he was made governor of Quebec. His first wife was the Duchess of Gordon. He died in 1800.