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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) [Patent for John Templeman's improvement in the chain bridge]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07328 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 16 August 1808 Pagination: 5 p. ; 35 x 29.9 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07328 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 16 August 1808 Pagination: 5 p. ; 35 x 29.9 cm.

Signed by Jefferson as President. Countersigned by James Madison as Secretary of State and Caesar Augustus Rodney as Attorney General. Templeman's written description of his improvement is signed by Thomas Corcoran and John Oto as witnesses. The final page, signed by Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, contains a written description of several diagrams of Templeman's invention. Sealed and bound with faded white ribbon.

Henry Leavitt Ellsworth served as the United States Commissioner of Patents 1835-1845.

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