Adams Family Correspondence, volume 1

John Adams to Abigail Adams

John Adams to Abigail Adams

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JA was nominated by the Council on 11 Oct. a justice of the Superior Court (M-Ar: Council Records, 17:128), and on 28 Oct. the deputy secretary of the Council, Perez Morton, informed him that he had been elected “first or Chief Justice” (Adams Papers). But as things turned out, JA never actually served; see his Diary and Autobiography , 3:359–363, and notes there.