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    Benjamin Stoddert Autograph Letter Signed as Secretary of the Navy "Ben Stoddert". One page, 8" x 10", [Washington], October 5, 1798, to H. B. Smith, Providence. In this letter Secretary Stoddert attempts to settle a financial dispute arising from the purchase of a ship of which Mr. Smith was part owner. Stoddert writes, in part: "I have sent to Mr. Brown a copy of your letter...suggesting him to settle with you for your the time I purchased, I knew of no owner of that ship, but Mr. Brown & have submitted to him lately 10,400 D. being the cash payment...". The letter has the usual old fold creases and the paper is slightly toned, otherwise it is in excellent condition.

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