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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) [Patent for Benjamin Smith's improvement in the door lock]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00059 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 13 April 1836 Pagination: 4 p. ; 39.8 x 30.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Andrew Jackson as President. Countersigned by John Forsyth as Secretary of State and Benjamin Franklin Butler as Attorney General. Smith's description of his improvement is signed by William Wolcott Ellsworth and Charles Russ as witnesses. Notation states "Engrav'd by J.V.N. Throop, Washington, D.C." Sealed and bound with green ribbon and accompanied by a paper seal.

Background Information: William Wolcott Ellsworth, son of Supreme Court chief justice Oliver Ellsworth, was an attorney, former U.S. congressman, and future governor of Connecticut.

People: Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1795-1858
Ellsworth, William Wolcott, 1791-1868
Forsyth, John, 1780-1841
Russ, Charles, fl. 1836
Smith, Benjamin, fl. 1836
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Science and TechnologyPresidentPatent

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