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This foot note contained in document ADMS-04-06-02-0152
8. Nathaniel Barrett wrote to JA on 29 Nov. { 474 } (letter not found), and enclosed an earlier, undated letter, written β€œAt sea Nov. 1785” (Adams Papers). Barrett's letter of 29 Nov. gave details of the shipwreck of the Ceres ( JA to Barrett, 2 Dec., LbC , Adams Papers), which sailed from Boston in late October (see James Bowdoin to Thomas Jefferson, 23 Oct., and Thomas Cushing to Jefferson, 25 Oct., Jefferson, Papers , 8:662–663, 670–671), and which AA2 mentions at the end of this letter. JQA 's letter to AA2 of 20 Aug., above, was on the Ceres.