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From William Stephens Smith to Benjamin Lincoln, 28 March 1802

New York. March 28th. 1802.

Dear Sir—

This will be presented to you by Mr. John Churchman—he is the author of a work on the subject of the magnetic Variation—and has been complimented with the attention of the Litterati both in this Country and in Europe, where I first knew him, he is a gentleman of respectability and science—and as he visits Boston with an intention of making further observations, and to connect & compare them, with those already made in different sea-ports of the united states, I take the Liberty of soliciting for him your friendly protection, in his pursuit,

With the highest respect / I am Dear General / Your most Obedt. / Humble Servt.

W. S. Smith


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