PA-065 Haym Salomon (1740-1785)

Marker text: HAYM SALOMON (1740-1785)

Financier of the Revolution. Came to America ca. 1772. Imprisoned by British, 1776 and 1778. Lived in Philadelphia, 1778-85; active in its Jewish community. A broker, he lent money heavily to support the war. Never repaid, he himself died in debt.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1997

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