§ From John Stevens
Ca. 4 June 1812. “Considering the enclosed Pamphlet to contain matter w⟨or⟩thy the serious attention of the General Government ⟨I⟩ now take the liberty of addressing one to you for your perusal.”
FC (NjHi: Stevens Family Papers). Undated; date assigned here on the basis that the FC is written on the verso of the FC of a 4 June 1812 letter from Stevens to Samuel L. Mitchill. The enclosure to JM was probably a copy of John Stevens, Documents Tending to Prove the Superior Advantages of Rail-Ways and Steam-Carriages over Canal Navigation (New York, 1812; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 26804).