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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data (Revised for vols. 5-6)
Adams family correspondence.
(The Adams papers. Series II, Adams family correspondence)
Vols. 3-4: L. H. Butterfield and Marc Friedlaender, editors.
Vols. 5-6: edited by Richard Alan Ryerson et al.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents: v. 1. December 1761 - May 1776-v. 2. June 1776 - March 1778-[etc.] - v.
5. October 1782 - November 1784 - v. 6. December 1784 - December 1785.
I. Butterfield, L. H. (Lyman Henry), 1909-1982. II. Friedlaender, Marc, 1905-1992.
III. Ryerson, Richard Alan, 1942-. IV. Series: Adams papers, Series II, Adams family
E322.1.A27 929'.2 63-14964;
ISBN 0-674-00400-0 (v. 1-2)
ISBN 0-674-00405-1 (v. 3-4)
ISBN 0-674-00406-X (v. 5-6)