Treasure Hunt

An American Tale of Freedom's Promise


This historical novel may offer clues to the treasure's location, and the book's primary map, at the end of Chapter ONE, can guide a would be explorer's hunt. The Amazon eBook: may be viewed on an iPhone, iPad, Android device, Windows or Mac computer with the Free Kindle app, and of course any Kindle viewer should work as well. Endeavor the hunt in the spirit of adventure, freedom, and good nature as normal life emerges from the pandemic. Please follow all local laws and safety guidelines. Enjoy the outdoors and Good Luck to all true explorers!


A limited first edition paperback is also available through and fine independent bookstores in the region. The book's primary map, originally created in 1777, is highly detailed, easily studied, and the Kindle version may be further enlarged. The paperback is robust and of large format to enhance viewing of the art and allow for easy reading. If the first printing sells out, the author has reserved signed copies for patrons that give $25.00 or more to The purpose of the fund is to help subsidize scholastic purchases and to provide FREE books for underprivileged children.




The hunt for the treasure officially kicks off at Noon on Saturday before Memorial Day, May 29, 2021. The treasure hunt will end at Noon on Labor Day, September 6, 2021 whether the treasure has been found or not. Additional clues based on the book's map may be published on this website's Home Page and elsewhere prior to Memorial Day. The map in the book will be a treasure hunter's primary guide. However, searches should be kept within two miles of the Delaware River as the Crow Flies. Treasure hunters should remember, Safety First! The treasure is NOT within 50 feet of the Delaware River or any other body of water, whether that body of water is a running stream, creak, lake or a still pond. If you search in or on the banks of a body of water, any water, you are way off base and will not find the treasure. The Treasure is NOT on private land. Also, there is no need to climb anything with your hands. Do NOT climb over barricades or fences, period, as you will not find the treasure doing so. Again, if you are using rope or climbing gear you are way off base and will not find the treasure. If something seems dangerous, don't do it, as you will not find the treasure if you do. The sponsors and author reserve the right to take any action they see fit in order to promote the safety of the public and themselves. Again, SAFETY FIRST!


In consideration of active participation in the treasure hunt or search and related activities, all participants acknowledge, appreciate, and agree: First, that the risk of serious injury and death does exist; and Second, KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF OTHERS, and assume full responsibility for their participation; and Third, will agree to comply with all terms and conditions for participation. If, however, a participant does observe any unusual or significant hazard during participation, they will remove themselves as well as minors in their immediate care from further participation and notify the relevant authorities to such dangers; and Fourth, participants for themselves and on behalf of their heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, do HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS the publisher and author of the book, AN AMERICAN TALE OF FREEDOM's PROMISE, their officers, members, officials, agents and employees, other participants, bystanders, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used for any related activities, WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss, or damage to person and property as well opportunity costs and loss of personal time associated with participation, WHETHER ARISING FROM NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law. Finally, parents, legal guardians, and those simply providing adult supervision shall bear all legal responsibility for the participation of minors in their direct or indirect care, and for themselves, their children and heirs, assigns, and next of kin, release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the publisher, author, and all related parties as listed above after "Fourth," from any and all liabilities incident to the minor child's involvement or participation in the search and related activities as provided above, EVEN ARISING FROM NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.