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Letter from Henry M. Morfit to James Curtis Booth, August 9, 1850


Book Summary

Henry M. Morfit (1793-1865) writes to James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) with advice on the refining patent that his son, Campbell Morfit (1820-1897), and Booth hope to sell to the United States Mint. Morfit, a claims lawyer in Washington, D.C. and a political figure in the Andrew Jackson presidential administrations, appears to have served as go-between for Booth and his son, Campbell, in their efforts to interest the U.S. Mint in their process for refining gold.
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