Papers of John Adams, volume 6

Sartine to the Commissioners

To Edmé Jacques Genet

6.

John Hancock left Boston on 3 June, escorted by “a detachment of American Light Dragoons” and “attended by a number of respectable Gentlemen from this town [Boston] to Watertown, where an elegant entertainment was provided” (Continental Journal, 4 June). See also AA's comment on “Our Great Man” and his delay in returning to the Continental Congress in her letter of 21 May to John Thaxter ( Adams Family Correspondence , 3:26).