§ To the Speaker of the House of Representatives
18 February 1805, Department of State. “In pursuance of the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the United States, dated the 23rd. of January last, I have the honor of transmitting a List of the Names of Persons, who have invented any new and useful Art, machine, manufacture or Composition of matter, or any Improvement thereon, and to whom Patents have issued for the same from this Office, with the Dates and general Objects of such Patents.”1
RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 233, Reports and Communications from the Secretary of State, 8A-E1); Tr and Tr of enclosure (DNA: RG 233, Transcribed Reports and Communications from the Secretary of State, 5C-B1, 3:339–67). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. RC and enclosure printed in ASP, Miscellaneous, 1:423–31. For enclosure, see n. 1.
1. The enclosure (47 pp.) is a list of patents issued between 31 July 1790 and 31 Dec. 1804. For the 23 Jan. 1805 House resolution, see Annals of Congress, description begins Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States … (42 vols.; Washington, D.C., 1834–56). description ends 8th Cong., 2d sess., 1004.