. The letters to the “young folks” must have been those
on 30 March
. Presumably he had received the present letter by 6 May, for on that day he sent
an apology for omitting him earlier. On 6 May
, 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
late in April 1777. All the letters mentioned in this footnote are printed under
their respective dates above or below.