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Accept my most sincere thanks for your attention to my letter of the 10th Inst, and believe that I am grateful for your goodness, in allowing me to forward the bridle to you. You will find the the workmanship was badly executed; the nose band ought to have a hinge in the middle; by which it shoud be regulated so as to fit any horse, but the ith was so awkward that I wou’d not have it; and the...
When at Monticello in September last, on looking over some military books; in a work of Marshal Saxe’s, he suggests the idea of a bridle for the use of Cavalry, which he thought might be formed so as to command a horse, without having any thing in the mouth. The very great advantages which wou’d be derived from such a contrivance, made so strong an impression upon my mind, that I determined to...
I have duly recieved your letter of the 10th. mentioning the invention of a bridle having the advantage of not going into the horse’s mouth. You know of course you can have a patent for the use of it on the terms mentioned in the patent law. in the event of the Secretary at War’s approving it, & wishing to make use of it, it would become a question whether he could give a price for permission...