Letter from Benjamin L. Lear to Asbury Dickens, Secretary of the Columbian Institute, September 30, 1825

ID: SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D28]

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Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: 1825

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D28

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Letter from Benjamin L. Lear, resigning his membership in the Columbian Institute. Dated 30 September 1825. Read 1 October 1825.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D28

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  • 1825
  • September 30, 1825

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Letters (correspondence)

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SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D28]

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Washington, 30 Sept, 1825. Sir, I received yesterday your note of the 27[[superscript]] th [[/superscript]] & thank you for your kind attention in reminding me of the note that I had the honor to receive from you, of the 11[[superscript]] th [[/superscript]] Aug[[superscript]] t [[/superscript]], &wh: I intended to answer, but have been absent from the city almost ever since. - I beg to present also, thro' you sir, my acknowledgement to the Columbian Institute, of the favor they have shewn me in offering to remit the forfeiture of my membership. When I ceased, two of three years ago, to attend the meetings of the Institute, it was my intention to resign my
my place as a member, but having heard soon after that there had been a new organization of that Body, by wh: I, with many others, w[[superscript]] d [[/superscript]] cease to be a member, without any instigation on my part, I have ever since considered myself as no longer such. - Very Respectfully,, Sir, Your ob: St: B.L. Lear. Asbury Dickins, Esquire, Secretary of the Col: Ins: Washington.
From Benjamin L. Lear, resigning his membership in the Columbian Institute. [[double line]] dated 30[[superscript]] th [[/superscript]]. Sept. 1825 [[double line]] Asbury Dickens Esquire Secretary of the Col: Ins: Washington [[to left, rotated 90 degrees]] Read, Oct. 1. 1825. [[/to left]]