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George Washington provides a patent...
Item # 688478
June 13, 1796
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 13, 1796
* President George Washington
* Patent signed in type
* Inventor Robert Dawson
* Improvement in bolting cloths
Page 2 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: "...Robert Dawson...of Delaware...hath alleged that he hath invented a new and useful improvement in bolting cloths...to be made patent...for the term of fourteen years..." with more. The web verifies that this patent was issued to Robert Dawson.
The back page has an ad: "For Sale, A Young, healthy Negro Woman..." with details, plus a: "Twenty Dollars Reward" ad.
Four pages, two stab slits near the spine do not affect mentioned reports, otherwise in very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's