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. Oakes Angier, of West Bridgewater, who had been a law clerk to
Adams Family Correspondence
; JA, Legal Papers
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
, 23 May 1783, Adams Papers
). This is confirmed by an entry in the Suffolk Bar Book (
); see MHS, Procs.
, 1st ser., 19 (1881–1882): 154. On Hichborn see JA, Diary and Autobiography