New York: 11th February 1850. An interesting letter detailing the negotiation over wooden vs. iron railroad bridges. In this letter addressed to Strong, M. M. White, agent of the New York Iron Bridge Co., seeking to persuade the Vermont railroad to eschew a wooden bridge and setting out advantageous terms for purchasing an iron bridge.
Strong was "liable as endorser on paper for the Rutland and Washington Railroad Company, which subsequently failed, to an amount considerable exceeding all his property." He was sued in the Supreme Court of Vermont lter in the 1850s and looks to have been bankrupted, losing his real estate, marble quarry share, etc. (See "Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Vermont, vol. 42, Montpelier Vt, 1870, by Wheelock Veazey, a Vermont Civil War hero.
Letter written on blue laid paper, 4pp, 8 x 10 1/4",written on 1pp, docketed on the verso, with period folds. A small raised oval in the top left corner, unreadable by this cataloguer. Verso a little marked, a little creased. Very good overall. Item #23992