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1. For JA’s lifelong study of, and his extensive commentaries on, the writings of Henry St.
John, first Viscount Bolingbroke, see Haraszti, JA and the Prophets of Progress, ch. 4. JA’s own copies of Bolingbroke’s writings are now divided between the Boston Athenaeum
and the Boston Public Library.
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, 2014.