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Morris, Robert (1734-1806) [Reciept for Benjamin Franklin]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02324 Author/Creator: Morris, Robert (1734-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph document signed Date: 24 April 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 21 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Receiving twelve bills of exchange from Charles Pettit drawn by Francis Hopkinson on Benjamin Franklin, Minister Plenipotentiary to France. These total nine thousand eight hundred dollars, which the government had given him. Written at the Office of Finance.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution. Francis Hopkinson was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Full Transcript: "... Received of Charles Pettit [former Asst. Quartermaster General of the Continental Army] ... Twelve Setts of [Bills of] Exchange drawn by Francis Hopkinson Esqr. [Treasurer of Loans] on the Honble Doctor ...Benjn. Franklin Esqr. [struck: Commissioner] Minister Plenip[otentiar]y at Paris Amounting in the whole to Nine Thousand and Eight Hundred Dollars, being the bills which had been deposited in his care by Major J. Burnet & which are the Property of the United States ..."

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People: Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806
Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGovernment and CivicsFinanceEconomicsBanking

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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