Committee room House of Reps. Novr. 19th. 1807.
Oliver Evans, of Phila., having applied to Congress to grant him a new patent for his improvements in the art of manufacturing flour, for the reasons stated in his petition, herewith enclosed for your information; I am directed by the Committee to whom this subject has been referred, to ask whether the relief prayed for can be granted by you as the Secretary of State? I have the honor to be, with the highest respect, your Obedt. Servt.
DNA: RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.