did take John Briesler to England, but not his sister. In her place she took Esther
Field, daughter of a Braintree neighbor.
's observation, below, that on “many accounts a Brother and Sister are to be preferred,”
stated a reasonable precaution. John Briesler and Esther Field married in London while
serving the Adamses, and Esther gave birth to a daughter on 28 May 1788 on shipboard,
as the Brieslers were returning with
to America. The Brieslers continued to serve the Adamses into the 1790s. JA, Diary and Autobiography
, and note 7