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37. Oakes Angier, of West Bridgewater, who had been a law clerk to JA; see
Adams Family Correspondence
; JA, Legal Papers
. AA seems, however, to have been mistaken. No one else mentions Angier as Tyler’s law preceptor after the latter left Dana’s office. Dana himself said that Tyler continued his clerkship with Benjamin Hichborn, a young Boston lawyer (Dana to JA, 23 May 1783, Adams Papers
). This is confirmed by an entry in the Suffolk Bar Book (MS
); see MHS, Procs.
, 1st ser., 19 (1881–1882): 154. On Hichborn see JA, Diary and Autobiography
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.