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Collection Reference Number GLC05725
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1810 
Title George Clymer to Henry Clymer discussing business, politics and a studious young woman
Date 19 November 1810
Author Clymer, George (1739-1813)  
Recipient Clymer, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Follows a letter to his son about his business affairs (not included) because he found himself with extra paper. Compliments a studious young woman named Eliza, possibly of some relation to them. Praises a discourse by Joseph Hopkinson, the author of "Hail, Columbia," as vindicating "the Country from foreign Calumny, and contempt." On commerce and British-French hostilities, he noted that merchants were not inclined to rest American welfare on "French faith" and that "If this uncivilized war goes on for a few years, we shall become the most formidable pirates that the seas have ever known." Clymer was a signer of the Declaration of Independence who at the time of this writing presided over the Philadelphia bank and Academy of Fine Arts.
Subjects Women's History  Education  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  War of 1812  France  Pirates  
People Clymer, George (1739-1813)  Clymer, Henry (1767-1830)  Hopkinson, Joseph (1770-1842)  
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Naval & Maritime; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History; Education; War of 1812
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859