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Patent right issued to Nathaniel Foster, 28 June 1809.
Patent issued to Nathaniel Foster of Fleming County, Kentucky, for a machine for spinning hemp and flax. Signed by President James Madison, Secretary of State Robert Smith, and Attorney General Caesar A. Rodney.

The Southern Cultivator, 1840
The Southern cultivator: and journal of science and general improvement, a semi-monthly publication, devoted in the main to the interests of agriculture. Included are scans of two articles titled, "Education and common schools in a Democracy", and…

Spreading Hemp in Kentucky
Image from, "A report on the culture of hemp and jute in the United States: with statements concerning the practice in foreign countries, the preparation of the fiber for market, and remarks on the machine question."