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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.

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.

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