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Browsing: Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 6


This foot note contained in document ADMS-04-06-02-0096
2. The MS of AA2 's journal has not been found; all that survives in journal form appears in AA2, Jour. and Corr. , vols. 1 and [3]. The printed journal from 7 Aug. 1784 though 4 June 1785 ( Jour. and Corr. , 1:viii, and 7–79) gives some idea of how regular and full AA2 's complete diary probably was. Fragments of her journal from 26 Aug. through 18 Dec. 1785 are in Jour. and Corr. , 1:viii–xi, 79–84, and [3]:185–205. Large sections of all six extant AA2 letters to JQA in 1785, however, were probably copied with little alteration from AA2 's journal, including much of the present letter. AA2 's journal entries for 28 Sept. through 18 Dec. 1785, printed in Jour. and Corr. , [3]:185–205, were also incorporated in a letter to JQA , which has not been found.