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Robert Morris's FollyThe Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder$
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Ryan K. Smith

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300196047

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300196047.001.0001

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His Release

His Release

(p.192) 9. His Release
Robert Morris's Folly

Ryan K. Smith

Yale University Press

This chapter describes Robert Morris's incarceration on February 16, 1798 and its impact on Mary; the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged Philadelphia, including Morris's prison; P. Charles L'Enfant's activities since the dissolution of the Chestnut Street project; Morris's release on August 26, 1801; and his activities in the remaining years of his life.

Keywords:   Robert Morris, prison, P. Charles L'Enfant, yellow fever

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