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There is considerable emphasis in the Collection on this aspect of the history of the country. Beginning in pre-Revolutionary times with lottery tickets, currency and negotiable instruments, through the difficult days of financing the Revolution, to the establishment of the Bank of the United States, the collection documents every major aspect of the creation of this vital part of our nation’s rise to greatness. Correspondence and financial instruments of Robert Morris, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, among others, give a human dimension to the material.