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1. AA left a space for the day of the month but did not fill it in. From coincidences in language, this, the first extant letter from a famous mother to a famous son, must almost certainly have been written on or about the same day as AA's letter to JA of 10 June
, preceding. Both letters were acknowledged by JA in his reply of 26 July
, below; and both were thus, presumably, carried to France by Captain Barnes in the Dispatch.
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.