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2. Michel Lagoanere, “a Gentleman who has acted for some time as an American Agent at Corunna” ( JA to Huntington, 16 Jan. 1780, LbC , Adams Papers). He gave indispensable aid to the Adams party by arranging for their trip across northern Spain. In addition to long letters of advice on routes and means of travel (17, 26 Dec., Adams Papers), Lagoanere sent JA as a gift a copy of Joseph Mathias Escrivano's Itinerario espanol, o guia de caminos, para ir desde Madrid a todas las ciudades ..., 3d edn., Madrid, 1767, which survives among JA 's books in the Boston Public Library and has been useful in verifying contemporary spellings of Spanish place names.