. Left blank in the manuscript, the vessel may have been the ship Success
owned by Isaac Smith Sr.
indicated that her letter of 3 Sept. was to go by “a Vessel of my unkles” and Eliphalet
Brush reportedly posted a letter from
at Bordeaux (
Adams Family Correspondence
; from Francis Dana, 13 Dec.
). The Independent Chronicle
of 7 Sept. indicated that the Success
was about to sail for Bilbao, but it could easily have put into El Ferrol.