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Salomon, Haym (1740-1785) [Endorsement on verso of Robert Morris check note]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.500.01 Author/Creator: Salomon, Haym (1740-1785) Place Written: Paris, France Type: Endorsement signed Date: 2 August 1782 Pagination: 1 p : docket ; 9.5 x 24 cm.

Summary of Content: Salomon signed endorsement on the verso of a partially printed Robert Morris signed check note. The check is for two thousand four hundred livres to be paid to Salomon, and is written to Mr. Grand at the Bank of Paris. On verso Salomon writes that the check is to be paid to Arnold Henry Dorhman or Isaac Smith.

Background Information: Haym Salomon was a Jewish businessman on Wall Street.

People: Salomon, Haym, 1740-1785
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: JudaismRevolutionary WarFinanceBankingFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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