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“Robert Morris : financier of the American Revolution / Charles Rappleye. p. cm.”
“I first came across Robert Morris in the research for my last book, Sons of Providence, a story from the time of the American Revolution.”
“And Silas managed to persuade Le Ray de Chaumont, a major French merchant, to underwrite a joint venture with Robert Morris as a partner.”
“In 1986, parapsychologist Robert Morris reviewed the evidence that people can paranormally influence the output of random event generators and electronic oscillators.”
“In the angry, dark days of the Revolution, and in the epochal political struggles that followed, the foes of Robert Morris denounced him as the leader of the “aristocratical” party, seeking to restore the social order that the American patriots had done so much to overturn.”
“Thus did Robert Morris find himself, at sixteen years of age, an orphan in the New World, an apprentice possessed of a modest fortune, living with Robert Greenway and looking after the affairs of a baby half-brother.”
“Robert Morris elbowed his way through the hubbub, shouting orders and keeping a sharp eye on the confusion in his dual capacity as proprietor of the premises and member of the Marine Committee.”
“Accordingly, that afternoon found Robert Morris in the Long Room at City Tavern, presiding over more than a hundred prideful Britons at the annual feast of the Society of St. George.”
“From the raised piazza flanking the house, Mary and Robert Morris could gaze over the spires of the churches in town and the topmasts of the ships docked along the Delaware, all to the serenade of rustling leaves and the sonorous hum of cicadas.”
“On April 6, Robert Morris of Pennsylvania wrote to General Gates, “Where the plague are those Peace Commissioners, if they are to come what is it that detains them: It is time we should be on a certainty and know positively whether the libertys of America can be established and secured by reconciliation, or whether we must totally renounce connection with Great Britain and fight our way.””
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