8. Nathaniel Barrett wrote to JA on 29 Nov.
(letter not found), and enclosed an earlier, undated letter, written “At 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