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3. Tristram Dalton (1738–1817), of Newbury (later Newburyport), another classmate of JA’s, “read law for pleasure” but married a rich wife and be•
came a merchant, shipowner, and U.S. senator (Sibley-Shipton, Harvard Graduates,
13:569–578; Benjamin W. Labaree, Patriots and Partisans: The Merchants of Newburyport, 1764–1815,
Cambridge, 1964). The Adams Papers files show that Dalton and JA corresponded intermittently for over forty years.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.