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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 Folly

His Folly

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(p.104) 6. His Folly
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Robert Morris's Folly
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Ryan K. Smith

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300196047.003.0007

This chapter focuses on Morris's speculative activities, mounting debt, and the continued construction of his home. By the end of 1795, it became clear that Morris's projects—his fortune, his mansion, his party's politics—had begun to take on the appearance of folly.

Keywords:   Robert Morris, land speculation, folly, debts, home, speculation

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