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Washington near the end of the war... Haym Salomon...



Item # 573468

April 9, 1782

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST & PUBLIC ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 9, 1782  On the front page, set in larger type than normal, is: "His excellency gen. Washington and his lady arrived last Monday at Head Quarters, Newburgh, in good health." One week later Washington would officially make Newburgh the headquarters of the army. Also on the front page is: "We hear that Guy Carlton is named to succeed sir Henry Clinton in command of the British troops in America."
Also on the front page: "Since our last a party of Refugees, between Morristown & Fishkill, killed one of the lighthorsemen...Accounts say they were forty in number, & it is supposed they were out with a view of intercepting his excellency gen. Washington on his way to West Point. They were in a loansome part of the country, in ambush...".
The back page has an ad for: "Haym Salomons, Broker..." (see photos) with various details. Salomon was a Jewish emigrant from Poland, imprisoned in 1778 by the British for aiding the Revolutionaries and was condemned to death, but he escaped to Philadelphia. There he started a successful brokerage business. He aided Robert Morris in obtaining loans from France and pledged his own fortune to the new government to maintain its credit. Salomon was never recompensed and he died impoverished.
Complete as a single sheet issue, measuring 8 by 10 1/4 inches, and in very nice condition.

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