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  Robert Morris from superintendent of finance to the fallen promoter of 
  the North American Land Company 

Robert Morris relinquished his position as superintendent of finance in 1784 and also turned down the position of first secretary of the treasury, which he was offered in 1787 but he continued in politics, notably as a US Senator for Pennsylvania.

Leaving public service, at least as far as the treasury was concerned, enabled Robert Morris to dedicate his time to the extensive business interests he had built up

 

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