Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from H. Herring, 17 July 1819

Balto July 17th 1819

Dr Sir

I have taken the liberty of presenting you with one of my Cards representing a patent self feeding Wheat fan manufactured by myself (sole proprietor of the patent) for the Atlantic states—Which I presume upon examination will be found to surpass any Other Wheat fan in the United States—as to simplicity durability and utility—I Warrant it to chaff one hundred & twenty bushels Wheat pr hour and that too without the disagreeable necessity of feeding with the hand as in the Common way for a more particular description I refer you to the within plate. Also to Skinner’s American Farmer—the price is 45$ and any person purchasing one has the previlidge of returning it, upon trial if it should not be found as represented

Respectfully your Obt Servt

H. Herring

N.B. price 45$

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