Diary of John Adams, volume 3

Monday April 1st.

April 3. 1776

1.

The omission from the Journal of the text of the congratulatory letter to Washington was surely a dereliction on Thomson's part, and the sole case among many cited by JA that appears indefensible (see p. 365, above, and note 2 4 there). But oversight is far more likely to have been the cause of this lapse than the insidious motive assigned by JA.