Rob Morris (1734 – 1806), a Founding Father of the United States, was a merchant who financed the American Revolution and signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution.
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."
He donated 120 ships to the Independence war and placed a bounty on British Warships leaving for America ( payable to the French Navy ) from his own business fortune.
He was born a mile away from my own birthplace.
Rob Morris had a busy life for a young traveller from Liverpool, England.