Haym Salomon

Haym Salomon

US Revolutionary War
US Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783)
Conflict Period

US Revolutionary War

Added by: JoelAndrews
Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Haym Salomon

    A Portuguese Jew by birth, Haym Solomon was a wealthy merchant and financier of the American Revolution. Sympathetic to the American cause, Solomon joined the New York branch of the Sons of Liberty and was arrested as a spy in 1776. After eighteen months of torture aboard the British vessel, he was released under the stipulation that he would remain as an interpreter for British-commissioned mercenaries. While involved in this forced employment, Solomon helped many American prisoners escape their confinement and encouraged the mercenaries to join the Americans.

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    11/13/2013
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