ROBERT MORRIS 1795 Signed Document Signer Declaration Independence Constitution


ROBERT MORRIS 1795 Signed Document Signer Declaration Independence Constitution

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ROBERT MORRIS 1795 Signed Document Signer Declaration Independence Constitution:
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This Robert Morris authentic signed document dated 1795 is guaranteed to be an original. The historic document will be framed under glass and carefully packaged and mailed to you by USPS Priority mail within 24 hours from payment. Included in the package will be a Freecopyof the Declaration of Independence and a Freecopy of the United States Constitution, as shown in the attached pictures.

Please note that on the back of the framed document a sticker reflects that it was at one time handled by Investors Gallery out of Dallas, TX.

Robert Morris, Jr.(January 20, 1734 – May 8, 1806) was aFounding Fatherof theUnited States. One of only two men to sign theDeclaration of Independence, theArticles of Confederation, and theUnited States Constitution.Pennsylvanialegislator and member of theSecond Continental Congressand theUnited States Senate.From 1781 to 1784, he served as theSuperintendent of Finance of the United States, becoming known as the "Financier of the Revolution." Along withAlexander HamiltonMorris was one of the founders of the financial system of the United States.

By 1775 Morris was the richest man in America. Being best of friends, Morris had George and Martha Washington live with him while they were building the white house.

During the AmericanRevolutionary War, he was appointedCommittee of Safety chairmen when Benjamin Franklin was absent. Morrishelped procure arms, gunpowder and ammunition for the Continental Army under GeneralGeorge Washington, which enabled Washington's decisive victory in theBattle of Yorktown.Morris became Superintendent of Finance and also served asAgent of Marine, from which he controlled the Continental Navy.Morris was a leading member of Congress until he resigned in 1778.Morris tried to levy taxes to run the fledgling new countrybut was unable to convince all thirteen states to agree to an amendment to the Articles of Confederation.

In 1787, Morris was selected as a delegate to thePhiladelphia Convention, which wrote and proposed a new constitution for the United States. Morris declined Washington's offer to serve as the nation's firstTreasury Secretary, instead suggestingAlexander Hamiltonfor the position. In the Senate, Morris supported Hamilton's economic program and aligned with theFederalist Party.

During and after his service in the Senate, Morris went deeply into debt speculating on land leading into thePanic of 1796–97. Unable to pay his creditors, he was confined in the Prune Streetdebtors' apartmentadjacent toWalnut Street Prisonfrom 1798 to 1801. His good friend President George Washington visited Morris often but was not regally able to help him. After being released from prison, he lived a quiet, private life in a modest home in Philadelphia until his death in 1806.


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