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Collection Reference Number GLC00059
From Archive Folder Patents for inventions 
Title Patent for Benjamin Smith's improvement in the door lock
Date 13 April 1836
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Additional authors Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) (1795-1858) Ellsworth, William Wolcott (1791-1868) Forsyth, John (1780-1841) Russ, Charles (fl. 1836) Smith, Benjamin (fl. 1836)
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Signed by Jackson as President. Countersigned by John Forsyth as Secretary of State and Benjamin Franklin Butler as Attorney General. Smith's description of his improvement is signed by William Wolcott Ellsworth and Charles Russ as witnesses. Sealed and bound with green ribbon.
Subjects Science and Technology  President  Patent  
People Butler, Benjamin Franklin (1795-1858)  Ellsworth, William Wolcott (1791-1868)  Forsyth, John (1780-1841)  Russ, Charles (fl. 1836)  Smith, Benjamin (fl. 1836)  Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Law; Science, Technology, Invention; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information William Wolcott Ellsworth, son of Supreme Court chief justice Oliver Ellsworth, was an attorney, former U.S. congressman, and future governor of Connecticut.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859