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Morris, Robert (1734-1806) to Jonathan Hudson & Co.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04540 Author/Creator: Morris, Robert (1734-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: November 23, 1779 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23.9 x 19.8 cm. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 28.5 x 21.2 cm

Summary of Content: No Free Frank. Contests Hudson & Co.'s claim of losses, discusses debts, and comments on the plummeting value of Continental currency. One full length seated black and white engraving of Robert Morris included.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarCoins and CurrencyEconomicsFinanceDebt

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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