A rainy morning. Went down in the afternoon, to the Point. Spent the afternoon and
Evening and lodged with my dear Friend Cranch, in the usuall social friendly Strain.1
1. Richard Cranch (1726–1811), who in 1762 became AA’s brother-in-law before her marriage to JA. Cranch conducted a glass manufactory at a settlement called Germantown (from the
German artisans who worked there), on a point of land forming Town River Bay in Braintree,
now Quincy (Pattee, Old Braintree and Quincy, p. 490).
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.