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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) [Patent for Simeon Brown's invention for moving brick, stone, or wooden buildings with the chimneys, furniture, and families therein]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06237 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 31 July 1827 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed by Adams as President. Countersigned by Henry Clay as Secretary of State and William Wirt as Attorney General. Contains a seal and faded red ribbon.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Brown, Simeon, fl. 1827.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Wirt, William, 1772-1834.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Patent, President, Science and Technology, Invention, Inventor

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform