THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
To all whom these Letters Patent shall come:
WHEREAS Daniel French, a citizen of the State of Connecticut in the United States, hath alleged that he has invented a new and useful improvement in making wrought nails, which improvement has not been known or used before his application; has made oath that he does verily believe that he is the true inventor or discoverer of the said improvement; has paid into the Treasury of the United States, the sum of thirty dollars, delivered a receipt for the same, and presented a petition to the Secretary of State, signifying a desire of obtaining an exclusive property in the said improvement, and praying that a patent may be granted for that purpose: THESE ARE THEREFORE to grant, according to law, to the said years, from the eighth day of April last past the full and exclusive right and liberty of making, constructing, using, vending to others to be used, the said improvement, a description whereof is given in the words of the said Daniel French himself, in the schedule hereto annexed, and is made a part of these presents.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed.
GIVEN under my hand, at the City of Philadelphia this twenty third day of December in the Year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety six, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the twenty first.
By the President,
Secretary of State
City of Philadelphia: TO WIT:
I DO HEREBY CERTIFY, That the foregoing Letters Patent, were delivered to me on the twenty third day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six to be examined; that I have examined the fame, and find them conformable to law. And I do hereby return the fame to the Secretary of State, within the fifteen days from the date aforesaid, to wit. On this twenty third day of December in the year aforesaid.
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