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This Democratic senator from Rhode Island (1851-57) was an engineer and machinist and developed a promising new projectile called the "James projectile"; while a major general in the Rhode Island State Militia in 1862, his invention was being demonstrated at Sag Harbor, New York when one of his shells accidentally exploded, killing him. Clipped signature, 2½" X 1" tan stock, n.p., n.y. Very good. Boldly penned in brown ink, likely during his senatorial career. Uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 31710
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