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[Letter of Resignation by M. Lidwill]

Description: Letter from Miguel Lidwell to the Laredo City Council resigning from his post as treasurer for the city because he needs to travel. He also proffers the accounts he has kept for 1858-1859 (not included).
Date: December 31, 1859
Creator: Lidwill, Miguel
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-seed planter in the arrangement of the hopper, roller with stirring and feeding teeth attached while distributing seeds accurately, including illustration.
Date: December 27, 1859
Creator: Kesler, Charles & Reinhard, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peach-Parer.

Description: Patent for a paring device for peaches using prongs to hold and rotate the fruit while a blade pares the peach. Includes illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1859
Creator: Hermans, Alva & Hermans, Mary E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department