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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1810
|George Clymer to Henry Clymer discussing business, politics and a studious young woman
|19 November 1810
|Clymer, George (1739-1813)
|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.
|Women's History Education Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs Merchants and Trade Commerce War of 1812 France Pirates
|Clymer, George (1739-1813) Clymer, Henry (1767-1830) Hopkinson, Joseph (1770-1842)
|Merchants & Commerce; Naval & Maritime; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History; Education; War of 1812
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859