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From George Washington Adams to William Smith Shaw, 3 January 1822

Washington 3rd January 1822.

Dear Sir

I am directed by my Father to congratulate you upon the handsome acquisition you have lately made for the purpose of establishing the Athenæum in a more convenient and appropriate position and to request of you the name of the munificent donor who is announced as having given you a building for the purpose. Pursuant to previous custom I have to request of you to ask Messr Wells and Lilly in my Fathers name to transmit as soon as it is published a copy of the dissertation by Dugald Stewart which they have now in the press and remain as ever / gratefully yours

George Washington Adams

MBAt: William S. Shaw Papers.

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