Adams Family Correspondence, volume 1

Hannah Storer Green to John Adams

Abigail Smith to John Adams

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Though at least three physicians named Perkins were practicing in Boston at this time, this was probably Nathaniel Perkins (1715–1799), Harvard 1734, a prosperous Boston physician and apothecary and later a loyalist (Sibley-Shipton, Harvard Graduates , 9:428–430). See JA's description of Nathaniel Perkins in his letter of 13 April, below, and compare Copley's portrait, reproduced in Mr. Shipton's biographical sketch, facing p. 428.