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Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1734 - 1806

Robert Morris Jr. was an English-born merchant and a Founding Father of the United States. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania legislature, the Second Continental Congress, and the United States Senate, and he was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. From 1781 to 1784, he served as the Superintendent of Finance of the United States, becoming known as the "Financier of the Revolution". Along with Alexander Hamilton and Albert Gallatin, he is widely regarded as one of the founders of the financial system of the United States.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Anthony Dougherty indenture

Mss 792524
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 792524
Scope and Contents An indenture from Anthony Dougherty of Philadelphia, Pa., to Robert Morris, Brunswick, N.J. bound as servant for 9 years, 6 months. Signed by James Dougherty, witnessed by Matthew Clarkson, Mayor of Philadelphia.

Pierre Augustin, Caron de Beaumarchais letter

Mss 777617
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 777617
Scope and Contents Letter from Pierre Augustin Beaumarchis of Marseilles to Robert Norris, reporting, in a letter delivered by Mr. Perrier, an officer of the ship which Ricard and Merle sent, to tell that the ship 'Flamand' is on its way, loaded with articles of the greatest value to the Republic. Also mentions Mr. Deane as most useful to the American Cause. He says the reports that Washington is beaten and Philadelphia taken, are not being believed. A translation of the letter is included as well as...

Robert Morris letter

Mss 798356
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 798356
Scope and Contents Letter from Robert Morris to John Nicholson informing him that he expects to join Mr. Nicholson in Mounting Boone. Mentions General Dickerson and Mr. Thornton.