This foot note contained in document AFC06d014
8. AA quotes, only slightly inaccurately, from Benjamin Franklin to the president of Congress, 9 Aug. 1780 (Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev.
, 4:21–25). For a full discussion of AA's first reaction to this letter, in the summer of 1781, see vol. 4:154
and notes 3
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.