Morris, Robert  (1734 – 1806)
American Politician and Financier. Born in Liverpool, England and immigrated to the United States in 1747; settled in Oxford, Maryland. He was member of the Continental Congress 1775-1778; and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Elected to the United States Senate and served 1789-95. Declined the position of Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President George Washington. Established the Bank of North America. Known as the "financier of the American Revolution" and one of the richest men in America, Morris became involved in unsuccessful land speculations, which caused him to be imprisoned for debt from 1798 to 1801.

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letter to John Nicholson (January 7, 1798) Robert Morris
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This is an interesting letter, dated Jan. 7, 1798 to John Nicholson, the man with whom Morris was associated in the disastrous land schemes, which brought Morris to the Debtor's Prison. Referring as it does to suits that have been brought on account of notes, this very letter is indicative of the troubles which culminated in Morris' bankruptcy that year.

 


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circular from Office of Finance to Governor of Delaware (June 21, 1783) Robert Morris
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Morris, Robert (undated) printed by Chappell engraved by Philibrown
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