James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Jacob Crowninshield, 19 November 1807

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.

Jacob Crowninshield

DNA: RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.

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