Adams Family Correspondence, volume 1

Abigail Adams to Hannah Storer Green

Abigail Adams to Mary Smith Cranch


Cranch's several business ventures in Germantown and Weymouth having failed to prosper, the family had recently moved to Salem. On a visit there later this year JA described the Cranches' house; see his Diary and Autobiography , 1:320. But they remained in Salem relatively briefly, for by Nov. 1767 Cranch advertised his watchmaking business as established on Hanover Street in Boston (Essex Inst., Hist. Colls. , 31[1894]:106).