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. This was a mercantile partnership that lasted some years between
's cousin William Smith and John Codman Jr. (1755–1803). Codman had been “brought up to business in the counting house of Isaac Smith in
Boston” and later formed a partnership with his brother Richard (Cora C. Wolcott,
The Codmans of Charlestown and Boston
, Brookline, 1930, p. 13–14).