Adams Family Correspondence, volume 2

Guide to Editorial Apparatus

John Adams to Abigail Adams

1.

Not clearly identifiable, but quite possibly William Bingham (1752–1804), College of Philadelphia 1768, who just at this time was appointed agent of the Continental Congress in Martinique, to serve under orders from the Committee of Secret Correspondence (of which he had been acting as secre-3tary). See DAB ; JCC , 4:366; Force, Archives , 4th ser., 6:783; Deane Papers , 1:137; Burnett, ed., Letters of Members , 2:64, 96; Margaret L. Brown, “William Bingham, Agent of the Continental Congress in Martinique,” PMHB , 61:54–87 (Jan. 1937), esp. p. 54–57.