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Morris, Robert (1734-1806) to John Langdon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06528 Author/Creator: Morris, Robert (1734-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Letter signed Date: 19 February 1782 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22.8 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses bank notes and their utility, and his efforts to widen their circulation and the public's confidence in them by applying his personal credit. Also indicates that he will get flour and iron to Langdon as soon as he can secure a vessel and the ice clears. Written from the Office of Finance.

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

Full Transcript: Partial Transcript:
...a newspaper of this day, with a publication from my Office, which will show you plainly the Value & Use of Bank Notes, and so soon [struck: & d illegible] ...as they have acquired a little more general circulation, I shall make my remittances in those, instead of my own notes, which I issued only as a prelude to the others by way of opening the Public Eye to their Utility, as well as to apply my Personal Credit to the Public Service.See More

People: Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Langdon, John, 1741-1819

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryBankingFinanceEconomicsMilitary ProvisionsDiet and nutritionNavyConstructionMilitary Supplies

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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