Statistics for occurrence #1 of “John Fitch” in entry stevens-john of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History:

...ns="http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/strict"> Inventor; born in New York City, in 1749; graduated at King's College (now Columbia University) in 1768; and studied law, but never practised. Seeing John Fitch 's steamboat on the Collect in New York in 1787, he became interested in the subject of steamboat navigation, and experimented for nearly thirty years. He unsuccessfully petitioned the legislature of...
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