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JONATHAN MEESE DREIMAL SCHWARZER PETER DE MIAU (FINANZIER' ALLES), 2013 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 39 37/100 × 31 1/2 in 100 × 80 cm Bortolami

Without Robert Morris there would be no USA. He financed the American Revolution, largely out of his own pocket. He was extremely wealthy and at one point owned almost all of NY state. He commanded the world's biggest private navy of 150 ships which he used to attack Britain. In a year when New Hampshire gave $3000 to the army, he gave $1.4million. He made the '$' the symbol of our currency. He owned the first US steel mill. He died in poverty from a bad business decision. He was…

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