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238.: To DR. MAXWELL GARTHSHORE - Adam Smith, Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence Vol. 6 Correspondence of Adam Smith 
Correspondence of Adam Smith, ed. E. C. Mossner and I. S. Ross, vol. VI of the Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1987).
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To DR. MAXWELL GARTHSHORE1
MS., Kress Libr., Harvard University; Homer Vanderblue, Adam Smith and the Wealth of Nations (Boston, 1936), 6.
[Edinburgh,] 18 June 1784
My Dear Doctor
Our friend Mr Peter Maine2 has been advised to offer himself a candidate for the office of Overseer of the Kings works, which, he tells me, is vacant by the Death of Mr Thomas Tyers,2 who was bred a joiner, and who dyed last night. You and I both know what an ingenious Mechanick Maine is, and if this office could be procured for him, I have no doubt of his being better qualified for it than any joiner in Great Britain. I should write at more length, but am much indisposed. I ever am, My Dear Doctor
Most faithfully Yours
[1 ]Maxwell Garthshore (1732–1812), physician; M.D. Edinburgh 1764; F.R.S.; published works on obstetrics.
[2 ]Not traced.