Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Ambrose Bayley, 22 April 1806

Chatham April 22th 1806

Dear sir

the respect which evry one feels for youre destinguished merit and virtue encourages me to solicit youre patronage Having in my last voyge to india discvered a mashine which will render the navigation of the missippi easy by the means of convaying goods up the chanel of that river by in vessel built for that pourpous against the current also the annimation of aclock or by dead water which will be in perpetual motion which complaets longitude an object very desireable to a comercial nation honerable sir if you please to answer this direct the answer to Ambrose Bayley Chatham middlesex county connecticut.

Ambrose Bayley

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