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

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

Summary of Content: 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."

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

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Science and Technology, President, Patent, Textile, Industry, Diplomacy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, President

Sub Era: Age of Jackson