An Excerpt from Gertrude Cooghan’s
This is taken from
an article by Louis Even first printed in 1939. Its information is mainly drawn
from Gertrude Coogan’s Money Creators of
1935 & copies of this publication may be found by Google searching for it. It
is directly quoted below;
Meyer Amschel Rothschild entered the scene. His family of five sons and five daughters had taken the name of Rothschild from the Red Shield which hung in front Meyer’s shop in Frankfort-on-the-Main in Germany as his trademark. Meyer conceived the idea of enlisting young men as mercenary troops, painting to them the glories of military service, etc.
When King George III of England was unable to secure British soldiers to fight their cousins across the Atlantic, he went to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, at Hanau, near Frankfort. George III paid $20,000,000 to the Landgrave for approximately 16,800 Hessian mercenaries ($1,200 per head) who had been organized and trained by Meyer Amschel. The Landgrave loaned this $20,000,000 to Meyer Amschel at a very low rate of interest for ten years.
It is well known that the foreign borrowing of funds for the American Revolution was accomplished through the efforts of Robert Morris. It is not so well known that Morris secured his funds from Haym Solamon. Those who know anything of international banker solidarity will appreciate immediately that Meyer Amschel loaned the money to Solamon, which was in turn loaned through Robert Morris to the American Colonies. Thus, George III paid for the American Revolution and the international financiers played both ends against the middle; no matter who lost, they won, and lives were sacrificed on both sides.