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A CIRCULAR. WHEREAS, one Charles Osborne, representing himself to be the Agent of Richard Montgomery, who is one of the Patentees of Montgomery & Harris' Patent Bark Mill, is as we have been informed, going about attempting to collect money from Tanners, to whom we have sold Mills, as he alleges, for certain infringements of the Patient of Montgomery & Harris: Therefore, for the safety of such persons, and in reply to various inquiries made of us, we publish the following statement of facts. In the fall of 1841, we were appointed the Agents of the proprietors of Montgomery & Harris' Patent, in the vending of their Bark Mills in different states; agreeing to and paying them a premium of ten dollars for the use of their Patent on each side and every Mill sold-we being permitted to vend said Mills without molestation in the States of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, until the 30th of March, 1843, when we concluded a settlement with said Proprietors, and received their receipt in full for premiums on all Bark Mills sold by us or our agents up to that date. During the period above stated, we made several valuable improvements in their Mill, and at length brought out a new and improved Mill, and secured our improvement by a Patient in 1845. In order that we might be free from any difficulties in introducing our own improvement, and for the better security of those who would purchase Bark Mills of us, we again, in the spring of 1843, concluded an agreement with the proprietors of Montgomery & Harris' Patent, and from that time enjoyed the sole and exclusive right of manufacturing and vending their Patent Mills and our own improvements, in the States aforesaid, up to the 13th of March, 1846, when a settlement was concluded to the entire satisfaction of all parties concerned, and we received the receipt in full for premiums paid on all Mills manufactured or sold up to that date. And in this settlement we retained the right of disposing of all Bark Mills remaining on hand unsold in the valley of Virginia, which were subsequently disposed of in that region. Therefore, we say to you who have bought Mills of us or our agents, in the Valley of Virginia, or elsewhere, that you are not liable to any one for the right of your Mills, that right was conveyed to you at the time you purchased them; we have once paid for the right of your Mills, and the proprietors of Montgomery & Harris' Patent have no right to demand it of you; resist we say, any such unjust demand, and do not suffer yourselves to be thus imposed on. Subsequently we purchased the right of Montgomery & Harris' Patent for the States of Pennsylvania and Maryland, which we now hold, and it is not presumed that any attempt will be made to collect off the Tanners in these States. Let us now for a moment, examine the question of the validity of Montgomery & Harris' Patent. There has been a decision in one of our Federal Courts adverse to the rights set up by the proprietors of said Patent; and there has been one decision in favor of sustaining said Patent, an appeal having been taken from this last decision to the Supreme Court holden at Washington, it is yet undetermined whether said Patent will be sustained. Whether said Patent be eventually sustained or not, the facts above set forth show, that the claims attempted to be set up by C. Osborne, as the agent of R. Montgomery, are neither founded in justice or truth. NORTON & OWEN. Pittsburgh, Penn'a, February 15th, 1851.