Adams Family Correspondence, volume 6

Abigail Adams to Elizabeth Storer Smith

John Adams to John Quincy Adams


Samuel Breck Sr. was a Boston merchant and maritime agent for Louis XVI; JQA had delivered a letter to Breck from Lafayette on the 26th (JQA, Diary , 1:312–313, and note 5). The Austins at dinner were probably Jonathan Loring, whom JQA had met in Europe, and Benjamin; the two were merchants, and usually business partners (JA, Diary and Autobiography , 2:299, and note 2; 4:49; JQA, Diary , 1:36, note 1; Sibley's Harvard Graduates , 16:306). The two Frenchmen were probably a Mr. Issotier and a Mr. Serano (or Serane) (JQA, Diary , 1:316, 318).