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    Robert Morris Letter Signed. One page, 7.75" x 10.25", Philadelphia; August 22, 1787. Letter addressed to Messrs. Constable, Rucker & Co. in New York regarding the transfer of money. It reads in part: "I have received your favor of the 16th...I hav [sic] only credited you with $1500 as paid...but will now pass to your credit $500 more, making together the sum of Two Thousand Dollars which you have advanced. I am not recollect received Mr. Joshua Johnston's Letter which you mention to have sent me." Signed, "Robt Morris."

    Condition: Lightly soiled and foxed. Slight dampstain at bottom left corner.


    More Information: Extended Description: Robert Morris (1734-1806), widely known as the "financier of the American Revolution," was one of the Founding Fathers and signers of the Declaration of Independence. He served as the Superintendent of Finance from 1781 to 1784 and is considered, along with Alexander Hamilton, to be a founder of the United States financial system. It was Morris who recommended Hamilton for the post of Secretary of the Treasury after declining it himself. After the Revolutionary War he became deeply entrenched in land speculation and formed a partnership with John Nicholson to create the North American Land Company. It proved a spectacular disaster for both men. Morris was imprisoned in debtors' prison for three years and was only released in 1801 after the passage of the Bankruptcy Act of 1800. Nicholson himself died there in 1800.


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