Contract with Joseph Mort1
[Philadelphia, August 22, 1791. The minutes of the proceedings of the directors of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures for December 9, 1791, read: “The Governor laid before the Board a Letter from Collo Alexander Hamilton,2 enclosing an Agreement … with Joseph Mort dated 22d. August.” Contract not found.]
“Minutes of the S.U.M.,” description begins MS minutes of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures. City of Paterson, New Jersey, Plant Management Commission, Successors to the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures. description ends 3.
1. On December 7, 1791, H wrote to the directors of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures that he had made “Joseph Mort … an Assistant in the Manufactory.” Apparently Mort was an immigrant who was skilled in the manufacture of textiles. A short time after his appointment he married a daughter of Thomas Lowrey, one of the directors of the society.