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Mr. John Pearson, a trembling old man, who has been a resident of Fort Smith, Ark., for forty-three years, claims to have been the actual inventor of the revolver patented by Col. Colt. he says that in 1831, while he was working in Baltimore with a gunsmith named Baxter, Col. Colt hired him to make experiments, which resulted in the perfected revolver, with six charges in the cylinder and one barrel. Pearson never received any reward for his invention.  

May 18, 1883