Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Wright, 20 February 1801

From John Wright

Philadelphia Febry 20 1801


Having lately arrived in this City with the view of erecting sundry patent Machines to facilitate the business of agriculture, I take the liberty of addressing you for the purpose of knowing, whether you will be pleased to accept of one, to cut straw upon a principle different from Any now in use—. If this offir should be accepted, I will with pleasure forward the machine to any place you direct—

I am Sir with great respect Your humble Servt

John Wright

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson Washington”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Feb. and so recorded in SJL.

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