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  • This represented, in the words of one early Morris biographer, “the most vulgar kind of bill-kiting.”

    Robert Morris


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  • “Finally, in the manner of all desperate enterprises, the Finance Office shifted its debts among its creditors like peas in a shell game. William Graham Summer, the nineteenth-century economist and a great admirer of Robert Morris’s, called it ‘the most vulgar kind of bill-kiting.’”

    -- Richard Brookhiser, Gentleman Revolutionary, p69 of the Free Press paperback

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    August 31, 2011