Autograph Letter signed ("Rich Wescoat") to Major JOSHUA MERSEREAU in Elizabeth Town (New Jersey) regarding an order for lumber from the Mersereau and his brother, John. American Revolution, Richard Wescoat.

Entrepreneurs of the Revolution

Autograph Letter signed ("Rich Wescoat") to Major JOSHUA MERSEREAU in Elizabeth Town (New Jersey) regarding an order for lumber from the Mersereau and his brother, John.

[Burlington]: 7 April 1783.

One page. 1 vols. 8vo. Entrepreneurs of the Revolution. Split along vertical fold, not affecting text; also separated along vertical fold one inch from outer at outer edge. Docketed on rear "Wescots Letter 7 April; 1783 - acknowledgment of agreement and saying he will get more than he agreed for." Item #215615

The lands contained all the necessary materials for shipbuilding, and in the Revolutionary War its "bog iron" made cannon balls while its hidden coves sheltered privateers. Blast furnaces, sawmills, glass factories, and brick and tile works followed until the Industrial Revolution drew its people away.

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