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    Robert Morris Signed Bond. North American Land Company. 1795. Extremely Fine. Robert Morris was known as the "Financier of the Revolution." He is one of the few to sign the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and The Constitution. He was a great colonial era financier who also became Pennsylvania's first Senator. The North American Land Company owned thousands of square miles of land throughout many of the southern and mid-Atlantic colonies. Payment was not received quickly enough to pay off loans and make tax payments which eventually landed Morris in debtor's prison. Also signed by Secretary James Marshall, brother of future Chief Justice, John Marshall. The quality of this example is equal to or greater than one that we recently sold for almost $1,000. There is just a hint of ink erosion at the end of the Morris signature with one or two insignificant body holes that in no way affect the eye appeal of this lovely fiscal item. In Choice condition such as this these are always pressing the four figure mark due to demand being far greater than supply.

    Estimate: $1,000 - up.

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    August, 2009
    18th Tuesday
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