2021-02 Raynors HCA Live
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14 1792 ROBERT MORRIS, Exchange Draft, 60 Day Form Philadelphia ROBERT MORRIS (1734-1806). Signer of all Three Foundational Documents including: the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution; Patriot of the American Revolutionary War, known as "The Financier of the American Revolution," later United States Senator from Pennsylvania. December 3, 1792-Dated Federal Period, Partly-Printed Document Signed, "Robt Morris", being his personal, "ROBt. MORRIS" business 4th Exchange Draft, 60 Day "Sight Pay" Payment form, Philadelphia (PA), Choice Very Fine. This is a Fourth of Exchange paid to "William Bell or order One hundred and fifty Pounds Sterling...". Draft: "To Mess. Baurdieu Challet & Baurdieu London," measures about 8.75" x 3.75", 1 page, its left margin edge printed with large "ROBt. MORRIS" engraved in fancy script letters border design. Endorsed on reverse: Pay Mr. John Timmings or Order Value on Acct. - (Signed) "William Bell" as one payee to another. Old cellophane tape reinforcement of a tear on reverse and hinge trace appear easily removable. Robert Morris paid $1,020 annually to William Bell for rent on the Stedman-Galloway House, located at the corner of Sixth and Market Streets in Philadelphia, in which the Morrises lived in 1792, and other services. His last rental payment was through May 31, 1797. See entries for June 1 and July 30, 1797, in Journal 1794-1801," Robert Morris Business Papers, HSP. William Bell was also a friend and business colleague of William Constable and Hezekiah B. Pierrepont; and some accounts of Pfister & Macomb, and Wells & Wagenen. Boldly signed "Robt Morris" in deep brown ink measuring 2.5" long at lower right.
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