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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to Thomas Aspinwall

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01123 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 June 1841 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.3 x 20 cm. Order a Copy

Introduces George Bishop to Aspinwall, United States Consul to London. Recommends Bishop, claiming that he "has invented a mode of making cloth without spinning and weaving." Informs Aspinwall that while in London, Bishop will attempt to gain a patent for his invention.

"Mr. George G. Bishop, a gentleman who has invented a mode of making cloth without spinning and weaving and recommended to me by several friends of highly respectable character, is going to London with a view to obtain a patent for his invention, and I beg leave to commend him to any kind of service which it may at your convenience to render him."

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876
Bishop, George, fl. 1841

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