11 March 1767. Enclosed in a letter from
to Hezekiah Niles (5 Feb. 1819,
, Adams Papers
). Sewall's letter was “in answer to a letter I had written to him in which I [
had enclosed a copy of the notes I had taken of Mr. Otis's argument against writs
not found. Niles neither printed nor returned the original letter of Sewall which
sent to him. See L. H. Butterfield, “John Adams' Correspondence with Hezekiah Niles:
Some Notes and a Query,”
Md. Hist. Mag.
, 57:150–154 (June 1962).
's letter to Sewall has not been found, nor can its date be conjectured, other than
that it was probably written in 1767 about the time
and Sewall were engaged in newspaper debate (
[ante 9 Dec. 1766] – 16 Feb. 1767