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2. The letters to the “young folks” must have been those JA wrote
to AA2, CA, and JQA
on 30 March
. Presumably he had received the present letter by 6 May, for on that day he sent TBA
an apology for omitting him earlier. On 6 May
AA wrote JA, saying, “Tis ten days I believe since I wrote you a Line.” Very likely the present short letter is the “Line” she meant, for there is no other from her to JA late in April 1777. All the letters mentioned in this footnote are printed under their respective dates above or below.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.