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This foot note contained in document ADMS-06-06-02-0139
6. John Hancock left Boston on 3 June, escorted by “a detachment of American Light Dragoons” and “attended by a number of respectable Gentlemen from this town [Boston] to Watertown, where an elegant entertainment was provided” (Continental Journal, 4 June). See also AA 's comment on “Our Great Man” and his delay in returning to the Continental Congress in her letter of 21 May to John Thaxter ( Adams Family Correspondence , 3:26).