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A Medford tax Payer. Lemuel Cox, the Bridge builder and inventor. by Walter Kendall Watkins, Malden. Continued from Vol. X., No. 2. 25 February, 1790, Lemuel Cox prepared and presented to the Massachusetts Legislature the following petition, some of the facts of which I have already presented:— Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled. The petition of Lemuel Cox of Boston in the County of Suffolk, millwright, Humbly Sheweth— That in the year of our Lord 1770 your petitioner invented a machine for cutting card wires which machine he hath now by him. That one John McGlinch and many others unduly got a sight of same and improved upon the same and then pretended to be the Original Inventors of such machine, whereby many thousand of pounds has been saved to this Commonwealth by putting an entire stop to the importation of Wool and Cotton Cards. That your petitioner in the late War put u