FC (Adams Papers); in JA's hand, written on verso of Verheyk's note, q.v. preceding; at foot of text: “M.
H. Verheyk, Rector Gymn. Publ.”
1. For the background of this exchange with Verheyk, see JA to AA, 25 Sept. and note (vol. 3, above), and JA's letter, “not sent,” to the Rector and Preceptor of the Latin School, 18 Oct., above.
From surviving correspondence it does not appear that JA explicitly told AA of this incident, but a few weeks later, in reporting to her that he was sending
the two boys with Thaxter to continue their studies at Leyden, he spoke bitterly of
the mean-spiritedness of Dutch schoolmasters (to AA, 18 Dec., below).
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, 2016.