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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Nazro

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06050 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter Date: 24 February 1794 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Has not considered Nazro's letter because "by law the mode of obtaining patents has been altered." Encloses the circumstances of the new law, which passed on 21 February. When he applies under the new law he will obtain his patent.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Nazro, John, fl. 1794

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Land TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralInventorGovernment and CivicsPatentScience and TechnologyLawMaritime

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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