Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Oliver Evans, 24 December 1804

Washington Decr 24th 1804


Having heard Several members of Congress express that the President delighted much in hearing of useful Mechanical & Philosophical improvements being discovered in this country Be pleased to accept of the enclosed description which I have laid before the members of congress individually in support of my application to them for an extention of my Patent Term for my improvements on merchant Flour Mills to enable me to continue my expensive experiments in persuit of other usefull improvements which I have therin described—I am

Sir with the most profound respect your Obdt Huml Servt

Oliver Evans

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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