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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - By Mark Twain
...That reminds me to remark, in passing, that the very first official thing I did, in my administration--and it was on the very first day of it, too--was to start a patent, office; for I knew that a country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab, and could n't travel any way but sideways or backways ....
Westward Ho! - By Charles Kingsley, N. C. Wyeth
...Humphrey must go next spring and take possession of his kingdom beyond seas, or his patent expires; and with him I go, and you too, my circumnavigating giant . "...
Personal Recollections of John M. Palmer - By John M. Palmer
...The object and business of said corporation shall be the manufacturing of iron and all other metals and combinations of metals now discovered or used, or which may hereafter be discovered; and in order to transact the said business, the said corporation shall have power to make iron rails for railroads and to re-roll iron rails; to mine for coal and iron, and other ore, to manufacture iron castings of every size and description, and to carry on the foundry business in all its various branches; to manufacture plows, wagons and all other agricultural implements; to establish and maintain spoke, hub and felloe factories, and any other thing or machinery for working in wood and that the said corporation may determine to invest in; to erect mills and machine-shops, and all other buildings that may be necessary to carry on their business; to manufacture all kinds of machinery of every description, of whatever nature; and also to purchase any patent inventions of any kind, and to manufacture and sell the article, machine or other thing so patented -LRB- and the patent therefor purchased by the company -RRB-, and to hold, sell and convey any patent or patents of inventions purchased by said corporation in exchange for any property, real or personal, which property thus obtained may be held for the use and benefit of said corporation, or may be sold and conveyed as its by-laws may direct; and said company is authorized to own, occupy and operate one or more saw and planing-mills, for the sawing, dressing and cutting timber into boards for building purposes; and may manufacture doors, sash, blinds, brackets, mouldings, frames or any other article manu...
The Widow Barnaby - By Frances Milton Trollope
...tians of London, to the indepeudent congregation of Anti-work Christians at Sydney, with-the privilege and undivided monopoly of tract and hymn selling to the said congregation ^ together with a patent right -LRB- not royai patent, my brethren, hut holy patent, -RRB- to all fees, donations, contributions, and payments of whatsoever kind, made by the said independent congregation o # Anti-work Christians at Sydney, for and on account of the salvation of their souls ... This, gentlemen, is tbe resolution I would propose, and I trust, that some among you will readily be found to second it . " "...
Nash's and Pall Mall Magazine -
...Two pair of black walking boots, a pair of brown walking boots, a pair of button patent leather, a pair of shooting boots, a pair of slippers, a pair of tennis shoes and a pair of pumps should perfectly equip him ....
Moore Rental - By Edward Moore, Thomas Heywood
...So the king, referring the petition to his attorney-general to know the truth, finding all things accordingly, was graciously pleased, in consideration of her father 's merits and her own sufferings, to grant John Moore 's whole estate to such feoffees in trust as she, Dorothy Moore, daughter and coheir of Sir William Feuwick, should name; and accordingly a patent was drawn and passed under the broad seal of England ....
The Mansion of Mystery - By Chester K. Steele
...`` It was over a patent ....
The Ways of Men - By Eliot Gregory
...To judge by appearances it could contain nothing less attractive than a declaration, so, tearing it hurriedly open, I read : `` Messrs. Sparks & Splithers take pleasure in calling attention to their patent suspenders and newest designs in reversible paper collars ! "...