The Adams Papers Digital Edition is undergoing active maintenance while we work on improvements to the system. You may experience slow performance or the inability to access content. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will endeavor to return to full capabilities as soon as possible.
A rainy morning. Went down in the afternoon, to the Point. Spent the afternoon and
Evening and lodged with my dear Friend Cranch, in the usuall social friendly Strain.1
1. Richard Cranch (1726–1811), who in 1762 became
’s brother-in-law before her marriage to
. Cranch conducted a glass manufactory at a settlement called Germantown (from the
German artisans who worked there), on a point of land forming Town River Bay in Braintree,
now Quincy (Pattee, Old Braintree and Quincy, p. 490).