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. This letter, not found, was probably written in late April, the date of several other
letters sent from Braintree and Boston to the Adamses by Capt. Lyde that are printed
Tyler's reference to his writing the Adamses by way of Amsterdam may be to Col. Beriah
Norton, who carried Cotton Tufts' 11 April
, above. See Mary Cranch to
, 25 April