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Jul 17 Richard Rush

Jul 17 Richard Rush Transports James Smithson's Gift to US

 

Jul 17 Richard Rush Transports James Smithson's Gift to US

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Year: 
1838
Month: 
july
Day: 
17
Date: 
Tue, 1838-07-17
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Richard Rush sails from London on July 17, 1838, on the packet ship, the Mediator, bound for New York City. He is transporting the proceeds of James Smithson's estate, which he has converted into gold sovereigns, and Smithson's personal effects, including his library, mineral collection, and scientific notes.