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Old 02-03-2013, 07:47 AM   #74
Ruleteros1878
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Default Re: UK vs USA boxing

This fella saved your army from bankruptcy too. If it was the other way round, I think I'd find it a little embarrassing that a tiny island could rule your arses in the first place.

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Robert Morris, Jr. was an Liverpool-born American merchant, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly, became the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety, and was chosen as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, where he served as chairman of the "Secret Committee of Trade" and as a member of the Committee of Correspondence.
From 1781 to 1784, he served as the powerful Superintendent of Finance, managing the economy of the fledgling United States. As the central civilian in the government, Morris was, next to General George Washington, "the most powerful man in America."[1] His successful administration led to the sobriquet, "Financier of the Revolution." At the same time he was Agent of Marine, a position he took without pay, and from which he controlled the Continental Navy.
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Morris personally loaned 10,000 to pay the Continental troops under Washington. This helped to keep the Army together just before the battle of Princeton. He subsequently paid from his own funds the troops via "Morris notes" to continue Washington's ability to wage war.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_...28financier%29
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