Adams Family Correspondence, volume 6

Abigail Adams to Thomas Jefferson

Mary Smith Cranch to Abigail Adams


Nathaniel Barrett wrote to JA on 29 Nov. 474(letter not found), and enclosed an earlier, undated letter, written β€œAt sea Nov. 1785” (Adams Papers). Barrett's letter of 29 Nov. gave details of the shipwreck of the Ceres (JA to Barrett, 2 Dec., LbC, Adams Papers), which sailed from Boston in late October (see James Bowdoin to Thomas Jefferson, 23 Oct., and Thomas Cushing to Jefferson, 25 Oct., Jefferson, Papers , 8:662–663, 670–671), and which AA2 mentions at the end of this letter. JQA's letter to AA2 of 20 Aug., above, was on the Ceres.