. However, see the following letter
. Recently reelected a Braintree representative to the Massachusetts House, Cranch
was particularly active at this time as a member of a committee conducting the sale
of confiscated loyalist estates in Suffolk County. See the Confiscation Acts of 30
April and 1 May as published in the Boston Gazette
, 10 May, p. 2, cols. 2–3, and 17 May, p. 1, cols. 1–3; the proceedings of the committee,
signed by Cranch and others, same, 24 May, p. 1, col. 1; and, generally, Richard D.
Brown, “The Confiscation and Disposition of Loyalists' Estates in Suffolk County,
, 3d ser., 21:534–550 (Oct. 1964).