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Letter from Henry M. Morfit to James Curtis Booth, August 22, 1850


Book Summary

Henry M. Morfit (1793-1865) sends confidential news to James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) regarding Richard Sears McCulloch (1818-1894), a competitor for the refining patent submitted by Booth and Henry Morfit's son, Campbell Morfit (1820-1897). Morfit reports that McCulloch's petition will be "adversely reported upon" by the patent committee. 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 his son, Campbell, and Booth in their efforts to interest the U.S. Mint in their process for refining gold.
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