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I’m Eli Whitney And You’re Going To Fucking Love This Cotton Gin

Portrait by Samuel Finley Breese Morse. Public Domain.

October 28, 1793

Dearest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,

Lick my buckled boots, you doubting philistines. I did it. I set out to invent something that would change the world, and here it is. My glorious creation, the cotton gin, is the most revolutionary thing since that war we fought to throw off our imperial shackles a mere…

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