Eli Whitney cotton gin contract
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In this contract, the Tennessee government pays Eli Whitney $10,000 for the rights to his cotton gin. The contract states that if another party proves to have a stronger right to the patent of the gin, the money will be refunded and the contract voided.
|Digital Library of Tennessee|
|Tennessee State Library and Archives|
|Whitney, Eli, 1765-1825|
Cotton gins and ginning
|Camden County (Ga.)|
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