New York: Original, 1794. Original Letter. 8 X 13 Inches. 3 PP. Autograph Document Signed. Very Good. Item #4200
Manuscript document signed by Declaration of Indendence signers Robert Morris and James Wilson. Also signed by Thomas Morris, Robert's son and a future Congreeman from NY. Slightly scalloped top-edge. An indenture between Robert Morris and Arthur Breeze of Whitestown, NY, in which the latter for "the sume of Three hundred pounds" is assigned a "parcel of land, situate, lying & being in the County of Onondaga & State of New York... being half of the Lands grated by the State of New York to the Soldiers serving in the late war against Great Britain, distinguished, & known by the Military Lands."
Signed by Robert Morris. Co-Signed by James Wilson. Docketed by Thomas Morris. Remnants of wax seal still visible. Some visible repair to folds. Worn at edges and hinges. An important document signed by two Signers of the Declaration of Independence and referencing the military land grants provided to soldiers who fought for the American cause during the Revolutionary War.
Robert Morris is widely known as the merchant who financed the Revolutionary War. He was one of the founders of the United States financial system. Washington offerered to appoint Morris the nation's first Treasury Secretary, but the position was offered to Alexander Hamilton after Morris declined. James Wilson was one of the sixe original Justicies appointed by Washington to the Supreme Court. Along with Roger Sherman, Wilson proposed the Three-Fifths compromise, which counted slaves as three-fifths of a person for purposes of representation in the United States House of Representatives and the Electoral College.