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4041. INVENTIONS, Threshing machine.—

My threshing machine has arrived at


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New York. Mr. Pinckney writes me word that
the original from which this is copied threshes
one hundred and fifty bushels of wheat in eight
hours, with six horses and five men. It may be
moved either by water or horses. Fortunately
the workman who made it (a millwright) is
come in the same vessel to America. I have
written to persuade him to go on immediately
to Richmond, offering him the use of my model
to exhibit, and to give him letters to get him
into immediate employ in making them.—
To James Madison. Washington ed. iv, 54. Ford ed., vi, 403.
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