James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Eli Whitney, 1 November 1803

From Eli Whitney

Philadelphia Nov 1st. 1803


I am desirous of obtaining an Exemplified Copy of my Patent for an Improvment in the Mode of Ginning Cotton; with the principal Specification References & Drawings included in the copy.1 Being now on my way to the Southern Country, I expect to be at Washington on the 6th. and it would be a particular accommodation to me if the proper Officer can make it convenient to have the copy made out so that I receive it on the 7th instant. I am, Sir, with great Respect Your very Obdt. Servt.

Eli Whitney

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