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Author: J. Ruggles

Date: 1829

Type: Mixed


Sample Translation
Sings, pixrt kznhenpiots. Ladies and Gentlemen, will ye sup with us?

Miscellaneous Information:

Congress never did anything with Ruggles’s submission, but he did get a letter from President John Quincy Adams, who said that his “opinion long since formed, unfavorable to all projects of this character has perhaps influenced that formed with regard to yours. From the examination, necessarily superficial, which I have been able to give it, I consider it creditable to your ingenuity.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but still something to be proud of.


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