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Morris, Robert (1734-1806) to Elbridge Gerry

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04826 Author/Creator: Morris, Robert (1734-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 June 1780-11 July 1780 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Very detailed and highly critical discussion of the Continental Congress's new financial plans passed 18 March 1780. Comments on payments, currency, taxation, and banking. Also comments on military aid from the French. Docketed by Gerry.

People: Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Finance, Economics, Continental Congress, Congress, Taxes or Taxation, Coins and Currency, Banking, Military History, Continental Army, France

Sub Era: The War for Independence