Robeson requests immediate access to the land to assure its suitability before concluding the deal. Autograph Letter signed: "Morris Robeson", 3 pages with integral address leaf, 8x10. To Robert Morris, Brunswick, New Jersey. In full: I yesterday had a conference with Charles Shoemaker on the subject of our Treaty for Land. We have compared our ideas, and he agrees with me in thinking the lands may be worth our attention at fifteen pounds per hundred if on examination they should turn out to our expectations, as to wood & water; the ore we must take our chances for, as it seems almost impossible for us to come to any certainty respecting that article as it is under the ground and very difficult to find.
Ashbridge it will be his opinion also. We wish as soon as you can spare time you would forward on to us a copy of the draft and a list of all the exceptions therein contained, with as minute descriptions as you conveniently can, that we may if possible form some idea where they lay and what they contain in quantity and where they may be in our way, respecting the situation we may wish to erect building or water works on. His father Jonathan had built an iron smelter (1742) which supplied cannon balls for the French and Indian War. Great Egg Harbor contained large quantities of bog iron, which Robeson planned to use in blast furnaces at an industrial complex which would include glass and brick factories.
These plans did succeed, and Great Egg Harbor, now a national wildlife preserve, became a major industrial site into the mid-nineteenth century. He lent his home to Presidents Washington and Adams as the Executive Mansion while the national capital was in Philadelphia. He was actually in debtors' prison when Robeson sent him this letter.Morris' bankruptcy resulted from illiquidity; he was land-rich but cash-poor. A splendid letter illustrating the aggressive entrepreneurial spirit of Federalist era America! Notch at right edge from seal. Ink lightly beaded but legible. See more material from these signers.
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