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Haym Salomon
Birth: 1740, Poland
Death: Jan., 1785
Pennsylvania, USA

Revolutionary War Patriot. He was a Jewish banker and broker whose monetary contribution helped pay for Revolutionary troops, buy food and guns and was essential to the cause. The Revolution lived, in great part, because He and a few others believed in it, because they stood as security for a nation that had no security. When he came to Philadelphia from New York, the Continental Congress was struggling with finding enough money to support the war. Congress had no power to directly tax the states, and had to rely heavily on loans from the French and the Dutch. Superintendent of Finances Robert Morris started the Bank of North America, but in order for it to be successful, required men like Salomon to subscribe to the bank, find purchasers for government bills of exchange, and lend their own money to the government. When Haym Salomon died in January 1785, he held $353,000, largely in depreciated certificates of indebtedness and continental currency, all which were virtually worthless. The Pennsylvania Packet wrote "He was remarkable for his skill and integrity in his profession and for his generous and humane deportment." (bio by: Maude) 
 
Inscription:
"An American Patriot"
 
Burial:
Mikveh Israel Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Maude
Record added: Oct 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9559289
Haym Salomon
Added by: George Seitz
 
Haym Salomon
Added by: Maude
 
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Thanks for your service and our liberty.
- Helen Jenkins
 Added: Mar. 6, 2015

- Arthur F. Meincke
 Added: Sep. 15, 2014
And a brother Mason he was
- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
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