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ALS : London, England, to Thomas Mifflin, Philadelphia, Pa., 1796 Feb. 24.

Author: Robert Fulton; Thomas Mifflin; Jay V Hare
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Fulton recommends to Gov. Mifflin his system of narrow canals and inclined planes for the improvement of Pennsylvania, making the outlandish claim that they will enable goods to be shipped from Pittsburgh to Philadelpia for 21 shillings a ton. Fulton asks for a monopoly grant from Congress and a right to royalty payments as the condition for further describing his system. These ideas were published in England as A
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Named Person: Robert Fulton; Benjamin West; Robert Fulton; Benjamin West
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fulton; Thomas Mifflin; Jay V Hare
OCLC Number: 123466165
Description: 4 p. ; 26 cm.

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Fulton recommends to Gov. Mifflin his system of narrow canals and inclined planes for the improvement of Pennsylvania, making the outlandish claim that they will enable goods to be shipped from Pittsburgh to Philadelpia for 21 shillings a ton. Fulton asks for a monopoly grant from Congress and a right to royalty payments as the condition for further describing his system. These ideas were published in England as A treatise on canals and were completely impractical, as Fulton had no engineering experience at this point.

The letter is accompanied by a letter of introduction from Benjamin West and a 20th century typed paper by Reading Company secretary Jay V. Hare containing a transcription of the letters, and an essay describing the circumstances behind their creation and how they came into the custody of the Reading Company.

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