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Letter, 1805 January 1, New York, [New York] to Tho[mas] Jefferson, n.p.

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Author: Launy, David Frederick.
Abstract: Informs him that at 9:00 on Dec. 30, 1804, he discovered the principle of reaction and consequently of perpetual motion; as he must employ mechanics he fears losing his secret and thus his fame; if his machine fails he will inform him of his non-success; about next April will submit a model for his inspection.
Issued Date: 1805-01-01
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15054
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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