The Riotous Lifestyle Of Gouverneur Morris – America’s Craziest Founding Father

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Morris was born on January 30, 1752, in Morrisania, a vast estate owned by his family in what is now New York City’s South Bronx. His father, Lewis, was a judge and his mother, Sarah, was descended from Huguenots. When he was just 12 years old, the young Morris began attending the prestigious King’s College, known as Columbia University today.

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