James Monroe and John Quincy Adams
PATENT SIGNED ("JAMES MONROE") AS FIFTH PRESIDENT, AND CO-SIGNED ("JOHN QUINCY ADAMS") AS SECRETARY OF STATE, AND ("WM WIRT") AS ATTORNEY GENERAL, FOR A MACHINE FOR CUTTING STRAW AND ALSO TOBACCO FOR SMOKING, TO ALPHEUS BIGELOW, 13 FEBRUARY 1818
1 page (14 3/4 x 11 in.; 375 x 285 mm) on partially printed vellum, accomplished in a secretarial hand, embossed paper seal of the United States with tan ribbon. [With] 2 page manuscript inventor's description on 1 sheet of vellum; previously folded, with some discoloration and fading, small hole to lower margin inventor's description, possibly inherent.